Stupid quotes by Tom DeLay, also known as DeLayisms, feature the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives saying with complete sincerity 'I am the Federal Government,' among other head scratchers. Compared to other politicians, including fellow convicted politicians
, DeLay has his own share of gaffes and bizarre quotes on everything from the war in Iraq to his job description.
DeLay, a Republican, represented Texas in Congress until a pesky felony conviction forced him to resign from public office. Before he was caught in a money laundering scheme using campaign funds, DeLay was not shy about sharing his political views, including his belief that he was not a federal employee, rather his job "is the Constitution."
As if that was not weird enough, DeLay often put his foot in his mouth when talking about his constituents and other Americans around the country. He did that plenty when talking about families attempting to live on minimum wage, or the fact that they don't exist rather, and when speaking to victims of Hurricane Katrina, asking how "fun" it is to lose everything in a natural disaster.
These gaffes may be put on hold as DeLay deals with his legal matters, for as long as there are other politicians, including corrupt congressmen
, there will still be others stepping up to put their feet in their mouthes.