Matthews: DeLay “Lives Basically, Like A Regular Middle Class Person”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, just now, on Tom DeLay’s lifestyle:

You have one guy Tom DeLay who lives in some sort of 20th floor apartment way down on Route 95, nothing special at all — I mean really lives basically, like a regular middle class person. He doesn’t live well at all.

The truth about Tom DeLay’s lifestyle:

As Tom DeLay became a king of campaign fund-raising, he lived like one, too. He visited cliff-top Caribbean resorts, golf courses designed by PGA champions and four-star restaurants, all courtesy of donors who bankrolled his political money empire.


Over the past six years, the former House majority leader and his associates have visited places of luxury most Americans have never seen, often getting there aboard corporate jets arranged by lobbyists and other special interests.

Public documents reviewed by the Associated Press tell the story: At least 48 visits to golf clubs and resorts; 100 flights aboard company planes; 200 stays at hotels, many world-class; and 500 meals at restaurants, some averaging nearly $200 for a dinner for two.

Sounds like an extremely basic livestyle.

UPDATE: Crooks and Liars has the video.