October 27, 2009

Armey of one dick

No, not all politics is local:
Douglas L. Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate for [New York State's] 23rd Congressional District, showed no grasp of the bread-and-butter issues pertinent to district residents in a Thursday morning meeting with the Watertown Daily Times editorial board.

In a nearly hour-long session, Mr. Hoffman was unable to articulate clear positions on a number of matters specific to Northern New Yorkers rather than the national level campaign being waged in a three-way race for the vacant seat of now-Army Secretary John McHugh.

Coming to Mr. Hoffman's defense, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, who accompanied the candidate on a campaign swing, dismissed regional concerns as "parochial" issues that would not determine the outcome of the election.
parochial, adj. : of or relating to NY's 23rd Cong. Dist.

Read the Daily Times's previous day's editorial. Hoffman complained because he hadn't been provided the board's questions in advance.

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