03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Doug Hoffman Calls Glenn Beck His Mentor (VIDEO)

While Rush Limbaugh was out proclaiming former GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava "guilty of widespread bestiality," Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman was pledging his allegiance to Glenn Beck.

In the latest, strangest twist in the race for NY-23, Hoffman declared Beck a "mentor" of his, and told the radio/television host that he'll "keep in touch" with people like him once he's elected:

HOFFMAN: I have good mentors here.

GLENN: Wait, wait. Wait, wait. Are they mentors that will show -

HOFFMAN: I'm talking about you, Glenn.

GLENN: Oh, okay. I was going to say all right, as long as they are standing out from the shadows. [...]

HOFFMAN: No. Yeah, well, I'm going to keep in touch with people like you so I don't get infected with that disease.