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Speaking of politicians saying stupid stuff

Posted by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/01/ernest-hewett_n_2791201.html


Connecticut state Rep. Ernest Hewett (D-New London) has been stripped of his position as deputy speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives after audio surfaced of him apparently making a suggestive remark to a young woman during a committee hearing.

In an appropriations committee hearing on the Connecticut Science Center on Feb. 20, a 17-year-old high school senior spoke about how the center helped her overcome her fear of snakes.

"I was able to teach those children about certain things, like the snakes that we have and the turtles that we have. ... I want to do something toward that, working with children when I get older," she said, according to the New London Day.

"I never liked snakes, but I started loving them, they're my best friends," she added, referring to how she likes to see other people also overcome their fear of snakes.

"If you're bashful, I got a snake sitting under my desk here," said Hewett, and the committee laughed.

Hewett told The Day that the remark came out wrong. "What I meant to say was, 'If you are shy, then I have an acre of land in the Everglades.'"

Hewett will lose an extra $6,446 above his $28,000 base pay.

Hewett apologized for the remark, and the girl accepted it, according to the AP.


He also recently said he would not want to hire females as interns because then "he would be all good and everyone would be all good"

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TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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I'll say it came out wrong.

Wow.  What a dimwit. 

charleyd68
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 12:59 AM

dun the dun dun

..MoonShine..
by Redwood Witch on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:00 AM
Gotta love politicians. They always "misspoke". LOL
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turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:41 AM
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 I lol'd at what he "meant" to say hahahahaha

soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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Yeah because "snake under my desk" usually means "I have florida everglades to sell you"

Quoting turtle68:

 I lol'd at what he "meant" to say hahahahaha



Pema_Jampa
by SxyTaco on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:29 PM

sidesplittinglaughterNoob!

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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I saw that the other day. what an idiot.
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SuperChicken
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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Ewww.  That's pretty creepy.

Dee0886
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Man there seems to be alot of being "misunderstanding" "misspeaking" and "out of context" going on lately.

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Sweetest_Britt
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Oh my gosh...ROFL WTF??

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