Grown ass adult told that 17 year old girl who overcame her fear of snakes "I got a snake right here under my desk". FILTHY—
Young Chipotle (@DukeOfZamunda) March 01, 2013
A Connecticut Democrat made a lewd comment to a high school senior at a recent legislative hearing. She was 17 years old.
The teen girl visited the Connecticut state Capitol to deliver a speech to a committee. She explained that working at the science center had helped her overcome her shyness and fear of snakes.
Connecticut State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D-epraved) replied, “If you’re bashful I got a snake sitting under my desk here.” Audio available at Political Wire.
Looking forward to reading the "context" within which "if you're bashful I got a snake sitting under my desk here" will inevitably be set.—
Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 01, 2013
17-year-old girl got lewd remark from state Rep. Ernest Hewett has accepted an apology n he has been stripped of his leadership title.—
Michael Bistany (@Imsorrywebsite) March 01, 2013
He can’t be deputy speaker anymore and he had to apologize. Poor dear.
Time for CT State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) to find a new line of work.—
Sunny (@sunnyright) March 01, 2013
On Thursday, Rep. Hewett said, “In hindsight, I can really see how this can be misconstrued as something sexual.” Um, unless he did indeed have a python curled up under his desk, how else could it be construed?
Here's a pro-tip for elected folks of either party: No penis jokes to teenagers, even by broad innuendo. You're welcome.—
Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 01, 2013