Last night, KMBZ 980's Darla Jaye sounded surprised and genuinely touched that a few people want her to run for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District seat held by Dennis Moore. Jaye was talking about a "Draft Darla" Facebook group encouraging her to run. She told listeners that she was so surprised, she called her mom.
From the site:
The 3rd Congressional District in Kansas has yet to have a candidate come forward that speaks clearly for the people of the tea party and 9-12 movement. One person has been our voice since the beginning. One person who knows what she believes, why she believes it, can articulate it clearly, and won't let anyone change who she is. DARLA JAYE for US Congress from the 3rd District of Kansas.No one's speaking clearly for the tea parties? Ha.
Lightner is in the race. Other names floating around: former state Sen.
Nick Jordan and state Reps. Kevin Yoder and Jeff Colyer of Overland Park.
Jaye was excited about the possibility of joining the fray, even if she'd have to quit her radio gig.
"If that Facebook page gets to 2,000 people, I'll seriously think about running," she told listeners. She's not quite there yet. As of 10:30 a.m. today, 166 people have joined the "Draft Darla" movement.
What struck us as most odd was Jaye's tone of humble surprise about the whole thing. That's because "Draft Darla" stickers started popping up in late June, coinciding with Jaye's speech at the Olathe
Republican Party Picnic and Straw Poll, according to the Kansas Meadowlark.
Back to last night: A Democrat named Paul called in and pissed on her parade. "You gonna take a radio to Congress so you can listen to Rush Limbaugh so he can tell you what do?" Paul asked.
Jaye hung up on the guy.
She was feeling folksy, trying to play the common woman.
"I'm just a girl in an apartment with no money," Jaye told her listeners, which sounded a lot like Julia Roberts' line to Hugh Grant in Notting Hill: "I'm also just a girl ... standing in front of a boy ... asking him to love her."
And Darla Jaye is just a girl ... standing in front of the 3rd District ... asking them for their money.