This morning's yadda comes to us from Rep. Virginia Foxx and her staff. I was tipped off by an informant (thanks, Google) that Politico was running a piece I wouldn't want to miss.
But it seems the gaffe-prone Foxx may be rubbing off on her scheduler, Courtney Coble.
It’s no secret that CapHill staff members drink beer in their offices occasionally — holding office parties and hall happy hours, depending. Fine. And last week was recess, so, in essence, it was a slow week for staffers stuck in D.C. Fine again. But Coble inexplicably took to her Gmail account and curiously posted this brazen update, bragging: “Office beers. on taxpayer time. you’re welcome, fightin 5th district.”
Oh, this is so not going over well in the "fightin 5th district." Wasting taxpayer dollars sitting around drinking beer? That's what we pay our taxes for?
The problem for Courtney is she forgot that too often staff of government employees don't really get to have a personal life and if they do they might want to watch what they say and do lest it become fodder for a blogger or the twitterazi (reporters on a slow news day). Unfortunately, Courtney learned that lesson a bit late. She did delete her Twitter account, but not before it was cached by Google. (Thanks again, Google.) Here are a few of the twits finest tweets:
- im all for hate crimes, as long as i can be included in some special protective group. im all about being exclusive and special.
9:53 AM Apr 29th from web
- spreading the rumor of swine flu hitting capitol hill. i really need to go shopping and an evacuation and quarantine would help the cause.
7:00 AM May 1st from web
- rep. steve king just referred to his manbits as "downstairs plumbing". i feel like im back in the 6th grade at the poe center.
10:17 AM Apr 29th from web
The last is my personal favorite. Rep. Steve King has manbits? Now, that is news.