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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"I might be a closet Democrat" -- Anh 'Joseph' Cao

Posted By on Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 11:26 PM

Since the Huffington Post loves to link to everyone else, turnabout is fair play....

Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, a Republican in a deeply Democratic Louisiana district, was welcomed on Tuesday night into the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

Addressing the group at a ceremony in the Capitol Visitors Center, Cao did a little bipartisan outreach.

"Don't tell the Republicans, but I might be a closet Democrat," said Cao to a round of laughter.

He then added that party shouldn't define a member of Congress and that "we are basically servants of the citizens of the United States."....

LCao didn't quite apologize to Rush Limbaugh, but his spokesperson made it clear the congressman was just joshin':

The district's overwhelming Democratic slant, however, has led to speculation that Cao might switch parties to avoid getting knocked off in 2010 by an opponent not under indictment. His quip about being a closet Democrat can only fuel such speculation.

It shouldn't, said his aide, Clayton Hall. "Joseph has a great sense of humor," Hall said, adding that he told Cao that the Huffington Post would report his remark and Cao responded, "Can't a congressman make a joke?"

What do you think? A joke, or is Rep. Cao kidding on the square?

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