Democrats Blast Castle With Waffle House Website

Posted September 7, 2010 at 12:04pm

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee hopes that Delaware voters are hungry.

The committee on Tuesday launched a new website, “Mike Castle’s Washington House of Waffles,” that blasts the establishment GOP Senate favorite for being “in the waffle business for years.”

The menu features offerings such as “the Choice Waffle,” “the Global Warmed Waffle,” “the Wall Street Waffle” and “the (Bringing Home the Bacon) Double Waffle.”

“He opened his first House of Waffles in Washington all the way back in 1993! Since then, he’s been busy cooking up waffles,” the site says. “Each one gets a full flip before landing on the plate.”

The site launched one week before Delaware’s Republican Senate primary, which Castle was widely favored to win over Christine O’Donnell until recently.

But that was before tea party favorite Joe Miller upset incumbent GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska last month. Now, the tea party is hoping to knock off the moderate Castle in favor of O’Donnell.

That leaves the Castle campaign facing intensified attacks from the right and left over the coming seven days.

Castle’s campaign had no immediate reaction to the website, but the DSCC had plenty to say:

“Longtime Republican Congressman Mike Castle has been in the Washington waffle business for years now,” DSCC National Press Secretary Deirdre Murphy said. “Delaware voters are slowly realizing that the daily dose of hypocrisy, flip-flops and changed positions served to them by politician Mike Castle represent everything wrong with Washington. One visit to Mike Castle’s Washington House of Waffles will show a Beltway politician whose hypocrisy knows no limits.”