Kathy Griffin is no shrinking violet. But now’s as good a time as any for her to turn into one.

The Daily Mail’s U.S. political editor David Martosko couldn’t quite believe that Griffin would say this to White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley, so he asked Gidley straight-up:

As it turned out, Martosko could’ve just gone straight to the source, because Griffin was only too happy to corroborate Gidley’s story:

Because she’s classy like that.

You certainly can’t.