Roll Call reports (subscription only) that DeLay’s replacement knows at least how to clean out an office. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (R-Texas), who won the special election to replace DeLay, but lost the midterm election to Democrat Nick Lampson, managed to provoke the remaining DeLay staffers in her office to walk out and resign all at once this past Tuesday.
According to now-lobbyist, Carl Thorsen, who hired most of the vacating staff when he was the former general counsel for DeLay, said they were exceptional, talented and loyal and couldn’t imagine what she did to make them all quit at the same time.
Sources close to the office say she was "mean."
She, herself, must vacate the office January 3.