Under Pressure

First it was the anti-tobacco Islamofascists. Now it is his own staff sabotaging that upstanding American – Reprehensible Tom Tancredo (R-CO).

This from The Hill (via, who else, Wonkette)

Rule No. 1 for congressional staffers: Don’t borrow your boss’s car without telling him. Or maybe it’s “Don’t blog about your sex life.” In either case, the car thing is pretty high up there.

If you must break that rule and slip away with the keys, at least don’t get in a wreck.

And, if you happen to break both of those rules, don’t then tell the Capitol Police the congressman gave you permission to take it. Officers know how to reach members, even when they’re on a retreat.

Apparently, one of Rep. Tom Tancredo’s staffers didn’t get the memo. The Colorado Republican got a phone call from Capitol Hill’s finest during the GOP retreat earlier this year about his Toyota Prius (Tancredo? A hybrid? Who knew?).

The congressman was asked if he had authorized the young staffer to take his car.

Um, no, Tancredo responded. Why?

Because he’d just driven it into another car.

Oops.

Could have been worse. Could have been the middle of the night, the staffer on ludes drunk and named Kennedy Bush.

I wonder if someone is trying to pressure Tom into leaving Washington?

God maybe? Just a tip God. Keep trying, you’ll get him yet.

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