Heard on the Hill: A Blast From Cantor’s High School Past

Posted July 13, 2011 at 9:19pm

The Democratic Policy and Communications Center sent out an email Wednesday with the subject line, “Eric Cantor’s High School Year Book Quote.”

In the email, the DPCC draws attention to a column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch that claims the House Majority Leader quoted from a 1905 operetta in his 1981 yearbook. (A quote from “Mademoiselle Modiste,” Congressman? Really? Well, my stars, sir. Wonders never cease.)

The quote: “I want what I want when I want it.” The DPCC claims in its email that what the Virginia Republican wants now is power … Power … POWER! (Bwahahah! Ahem. Moving on.) And it says he is willing to undercut Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the debt negotiations to get it.

“Now that we know Sen. [Charles] Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his staff are sitting around reading Eric Cantor’s high school yearbook, it’s easy to explain why the Senate only passed five legitimate bills this year and has done nothing to focus on jobs or the economy while millions of Americans remain out of work,” scoffs Brad Dayspring, Cantor’s spokesman.

“Isn’t there a camera somewhere [Schumer] should be in front of?” he asks HOH (presumably this was a rhetorical question because we don’t have the Senator’s schedule committed to memory).

But, dang, Dayspring. Dude, sometimes you are as cold as Iceland.