January 1, 2007

Carl Forti, the Communications Director for the NRCC is hanging it up after they got their heads handed to them in November. via email:

Tomorrow is my last day at the NRCC. It has been a pleasure working with you for the last 7 ½ years. Not sure what is next for me yet, but in the meantime if you would like to reach me, my cell phone number will remain the same (XXX) or you can reach me at my personal email address:

Here's a few of his greatest hits..

“There is not a big anti-incumbent movement building out there. This is a snapshot in time that doesn't mean a lot.”

“I don't think you can find any Republican in the country who wouldn't be ecstatic to go to a fund-raiser with the president or vice president and have their picture taken. They are still a huge draw.”

Ney has maintained his innocence, that he was duped. If Bob Ney is running for re-election, he'll have our full support.”

You may see Democrats try to discuss (ethics issues), but we're going to ignore it because we don't think it's relevant.”

“I don't know of anyone who lost a race because of something another member did or didn't do.”

“If Democrats want to run ads in districts around the country that are focused on Tom DeLay , it will be a banner year for Republicans. If they want to talk about Tom DeLay and I am talking about how their candidate raised taxes in the state legislature, we win.”

I'm going to call Roswell (N.M.) and warn them that Ronnie Earle is on the witch hunt for the Martians they have there.”

“Incumbents don't get beat because there's a bad national environment.”

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