Tom Delay and the Ghost Bloggers
Posted on December 17, 2006
Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay recently launched a blog at TomDelay.com. Some blogs and news websites are suggesting that Tom Delay may be using a ghost blogger or two to write that blog. Think Progress reports that Tom Delay basically admitted that he does not write the blog during an interview on MSNBC.
During an appearance last night on MSNBC, DeLay was asked about the mechanics of writing for his new blog. "Well, I'm not a very good writer," DeLay acknowledged. "I have the ideas, and I have somebody else put the words together." Apparently he still isn't interested in doing research on the Internet.The Raw Story reports that MSNBC.com's Keith Olbermann has mocked Tom Delay for using ghost bloggers.
A post from yesterday on TomDelay.com that is critical of the recent Iraq Study Group report includes the words "By Tom Delay." That would seem to indicate that at least this particular post is really written by Tom Delay and not by a ghost blogger. None of the other posts at TomDelay.com include the words "By Tom Delay" in the post's title.