Congressional Staffers Foolishly Drink and Tweet Their Jobs Away, On the Job
It is bad enough being a powerless Democratic House representative having to watch orange Juggalo John Boehner strut the halls of Congress every day with a trail of Chiclet-toothed goobers sniveling in his wake every single day, as part of your job. You would be sad. It would be terrible. But today, even more sadly and more terribly, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) suffered the further indignity of finding out his own pack of drunk, goofaloofing staffers like to get on the Twitter and call him an 'idiot' and 'a pussy.' Aren't the youth supposed to understand how this twatter machine thingy works by now, that it is public?
Apparently, a trio of staffers in the congressman's office were dead-set on making this a 'December to Remember,' alternately known as DTR or D2R in twit-speak. Looks like the plan worked!
Over several months, according to online messages allegedly made by staffers with Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen, the D.C. office of Washington State’s 2nd District has been the setting of a staffers-gone-wild bash, a binge of embarrassing behavior including insults lobbed by legislative aides at the Congressman himself and accounts of on-the-job drinking, all broadcast for the world to see on via Twitter.
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING! At least regional newspaper NW Daily Marker is, and they captured the hilarious screenshots below from Larsen's staffers' Twitter accounts.
The opening games of D2R involved shots in front of the Cannon House Office Building. (Pro-tip: it's actually more professional to arrive drunk.)
Now, everyone thinks their boss is an idiot.... and maybe he's a pussy, too, cuz some percentage of the population has to be, right? But, just spitballing here, maybe don't call him either thing on your public Twitter?
A Concerned Mom of September had the same qualms re: public twatting long before December to Remember. Of course, as moms frustratingly tend to be, she was both prescient and wise. How fun will Christmas @TheRocketship1ses' be this year?!
Hey, you know what they'll probably always "remember," even more than the mid-morning Fuzzy Navels and the time that girl from Mizzou puked in the coat room? Getting fired in a jobless economy! Better luck next time, kids. [NW Daily Marker]