HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Bye-Bye Berry

Posted January 26, 2010 at 10:53am

Now that Rep. Marion Berry is heading back home to his Arkansas farm, we’d like to wish him a fond adieu by recalling one of his finest HOH-able moments.[IMGCAP(1)]The Arkansas Democrat, in his unmistakable drawl, called Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) a “Howdy Doody-looking nimrod— during a 2005 tirade on the House floor.A Hensarling spokesman told HOH at the time that his boss actually considered the insult a compliment, since one dictionary definition of the word “nimrod— is “a descendant of Ham represented in Genesis as a mighty hunter and a king of Shinar.—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.