2-Drink Minimum

“Take my litter. Please!”

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie turned over the top of the Society Pages to a recap of the cocktail circuit where the beltway and the pols mingle.

We take note that the reputation building of Nancy Mace as a reasonable Republican continues apace:

A BELTWAY PARTY SEASON PREVIEW — Washington came alive at the Waldorf Astoria last night, as lawmakers and journalists laughed it up during the boozy Washington Press Club Foundation’s 77th annual congressional dinner. Rep. NANCY MACE (R-S.C.) stole the show full stop, keeping the crowd roaring — and cringing — with edgy jokes about her GOP colleagues. But Sen. RAPHAEL WARNOCK’s (D-Ga.) innocent, preacher-style humor also had us chuckling, as did Senate Majority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER’s self-deprecating shtick about loving to be quoted in the press.


  • Mace on Speaker KEVIN McCARTHY: “Did you watch McCarthy during the speaker vote? I haven’t seen someone assume that many positions to appease crazy Republicans since STORMY DANIELS.”
  • Warnock on the venue: “Since the pastor is closing, I guess this is the benediction. In fact, considering we’re in what used to be the Trump International Hotel, I guess we can call this an exorcism.”
  • Mace on Rep. MATT GAETZ (R-Fla.): “Let’s be honest: We all knew Matt Gaetz wouldn’t let the speaker vote get to 18. I do have a message from Matt — he really wanted to be here tonight, but he couldn’t find a babysitter.”
  • Schumer on being the center of attention: “Admittedly, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to make it tonight. But my staff reminded me that hundreds of reporters were attending this event … and magically my schedule cleared right up!”
  • Mace on Rep. MAXWELL FROST (D-Fla.): “He’s 25 years old. Fuck you. I have stretch marks your age.”
  • Warnock on Black church music: “We don’t clap on the one and the three; we clap on the two and the four. I’m not pointing anybody out, but somebody tell the president.”
  • Mace on Rep. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE (R-Ga.): “Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about antisemitism. But since Marjorie Taylor Greene started behaving, the rate of Jewish space laser attacks is now zero.”
  • Warnock on Schumer: “There’s one man …. who prayed harder than anybody else for my victories: … Chuck Schumer. In fact, I think that Sen. Schumer would have prayed the rosary while facing Mecca if he thought it would turn out more voters in the Atlanta suburbs.”
  • Mace on Republicans: “I know everyone thinks Republicans aren’t funny. But if you get a bunch of us together, we can be a real riot.”

OK, I snorted on that one. Gotta admit.

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4 Responses to 2-Drink Minimum

  1. gruaud says:

    The babysitter crack actually burned one of my retinas. Ouchie.

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    I’m a little surprised that a Republican has such a refined sense of humor…

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  3. Was Nancy’s closer, “So anyway, I’m here to get mine, fuck the people, I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waitress”.

    That last bit might be her strongest joke.

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  4. Stony Pillow says:

    Rep. Mace is going to get redistricted out of her seat in the next few months. YOLO.


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