I’ve seen a lot of interesting comments from Delaware legislators appear in print. But this one really made my jaw drop. James Dawson, a reporter with Delaware Public Media was asking State Rep. Melanie George Smith about a home she purchased in Newark:
Public records filed with New Castle County Recorder of Deeds show Smith took out a $417,000 mortgage Aug. 19 on a nearly 4,000 square foot house on Amaranth Drive north of Newark – about 11 miles outside of her representative district.
When Dawson asked her why, this was her response:
“You can step inside and look at my underwear drawer to see that all the ducks are in a row,” she said in an interview with Delaware Public Media.
Yes, she really said that. While Dawson was not able to obtain the reason why she may have purchased a home in Newark, I may know. While I won’t specifically name the reason, I will give a few hints.
It’s not to run against Meredith Chapman one day.
Did she win the lottery to get her new home?
I wonder what might be in a 5 mile radius of her new home.
But wait, you must be thinking… “That’s not a guarantee”…”the process still has to be followed”…
Yeah, okay. Funny how those things work out. It’s not like this would be the first time. All I’m going to say is 329…
Ah Delaware, you never stop amusing me…