Posted by Brad @ 7:29 pm on March 1st 2013

Great Moments in Local Governance

Great Moments in Live Mics Edition.

I want to personally apologize to the young lady for the comments that I made,” Connecticut state Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) said on Thursday, according to the New London Day, after making a lewd comment to a 17-year-old girl during a committee hearing last month.

The remark came after the girl, an ambassador for the Connecticut Science Center, testified about how the ambassador program helped her overcome her shyness and get over her fear of snakes.

According to an audiotape of the hearing, Hewett then said: “If you’re bashful I got a snake sitting under my desk here.”

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  1. Just to be fair, Dave Weigel thinks the dude is getting railroaded (and that the quote is wrong).

    Although he doesn’t mention that Hewett’s interpretation of the remark is that he meant to say “if you are shy then I have an acre of land in the Everglades,” which makes a lot less sense than Weigel’s read, but it does give us an awesome new euphemism ala “walking the Appalachian Trail.”

    Comment by Brad — 3/1/2013 @ 8:01 pm

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