Why, dear G-d, can’t I get invited to meetings like this one. No, for me, it’s all health care, blah, blah, blah.
HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Double-Entendre
Sept. 17, 2009, 12 p.m.
By Emily Heil and Elizabeth Brotherton
Roll Call Staff
Updated: 5:10 p.m. Rep. Maxine Waters has had a (rather naughty) a-ha moment about the recent tea party protests — which she felt the need to share Thursday afternoon at a Democratic Caucus meeting.
According to an HOH tipster, Members were discussing the recent tea party protests when Waters got up to speak. The California Democrat relayed to her colleagues that her office received several calls about the “teabaggers” — and then asked if anybody else knew that there is a sexual connotation to the term.
Now, HOH isn’t going to explain the sexual connotation behind the term “teabagging.” (This is a family newspaper, after all.) But for those readers who aren’t aware of the dirty definition, here’s an informative link.
Yeah … awkward.
Most of the staffers under 40 in the room began laughing, our tipster said — while some of the older Members looked rather, well, puzzled by what Waters was even talking about.
After the meeting wrapped up, our tipster said Waters sat down with two of her fellow California Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jane Harman, to give what we can only imagine was a very scientific explanation of “teabagging.” Harman, according to our spy, had a look of horror on her face.
A Waters spokesman declined to comment.