HOH’s One-Minute Recess: You Know You Love Congress

Posted November 10, 2009 at 10:45am

OMG, HOH is a little obsessed with “Gossip Girl— these days. The teen soap dropped another Congressional reference in Monday night’s episode, marking the second mention of a Member of Congress on the show in as many weeks. [IMGCAP(1)]In the latest episode, one of the main characters, Upper East Side teen queen Serena Van Der Woodsen is chatting with her new boss, the newly elected Congressman Trip Van Der Bilt. Referring to the ruthlessness of Manhattan debutantes, a group personified by her best pal Blair Waldorf, Serena tells the Congressman that “Joe Wilson has nothing on Blair Waldorf.— That would be our very own Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), who catapulted to pop-culture status when he heckled President Barack Obama during an address to Congress. Wilson now joins Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), whose name has come up on at least two previous episodes of “Gossip Girl,— including last week’s installment.Looks like “GG— is giving some XOXO to Congress. Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.