You gotta love the contradictions in Washington. The head of a new conservative group named Americans for Honesty on Issues is a former advisor to Rep. Tom DeLay and Enron CEO Ken Lay.

Perfect material for Katrina’s “Dictionary of Republicanisms.”

According to the New York Times, the group is spending more than $1 million on negative TV ads against nine Democratic House candidates, accusing them of “carpetbagging, coddling illegal immigrants, being soft on crime and advocating cutting off money for troops in Iraq.”

Its leader, Houston-based political consultant Sue Walden, lobbied for Enron and told Lay which political candidates to donate to. She’d call people up for money on behalf of DeLay, who was later indicted for money laundering.

Sounds like she’s the last person who should be lecturing anyone on honesty.