HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Dirty Minds Think Alike

Posted June 11, 2009 at 11:00am

Hill staffers are sophisticated folks, often boasting multiple advanced degrees and nuanced understandings of the most complicated issues of our time. Fortunately, they also often have the sense of humor of middle schoolers.

[IMGCAP(1)]That’s why the earnest opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal penned by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has been making the rounds among e-mail inboxes. Not for its content, but for its chuckle-inducing headline “Handouts for Hummers.—

Feinstein spokesman Gil Duran tells HOH the authors suggested several headlines, including “No Handouts for Hummers,— but that the paper determined the final selection.

And he took a dig at those who would read naughtiness into his boss’s words. “As Mark Twain said, you see in the mirror what you bring to it,— he tells us.

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