Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) February 07, 2013
Who copy edited the program for tonight’s Washington Press Club Foundation dinner? Maybe it was the same person who copy edited the program for Ed Koch’s funeral. Jason Chaffetz represents Utah, not New Mexico, but at this point, what difference does it make?
Chaffetz, with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, was on hand to speak to the press, many of whom viewed the dinner as prom night.
With so many reporters in the same room, imagine the secrets we’ll learn about Washington’s inner workings.
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Update: With the help of Heitkamp, Chaffetz left little doubt that he’s from Utah by engaging in some Mormon humor.
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's wife cracking up as Heitkamp asks if it's "cozy" sleeping in his office with Donnie and Marie Osmond posters.—
jennifer bendery (@jbendery) February 07, 2013
But Chaffetz gets in an awesome joke. Says they wanted to save money on alcohol by inviting him, jokes: Is the senator from Idaho here?—
Patricia Zengerle (@ReutersZengerle) February 07, 2013
You guys, Rep. Chaffetz has been talking for 5 min and he’s already made jokes about polygamy, drinking, GOP catering to minorities. Win.—
Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) February 07, 2013