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The Temptation Island of Congress

Listen up Unattractive Congressmen

In a speech this morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Politico‘s Executive Editor Jim VandeHei shared with Mika and Joe what he has seen time and time again as a reporter covering Congress. He focuses a direct warning to new, unattractive members, namely, the temptation island of hell they could face if not careful.

“I’ve covered the Hill for about 16 years. The effect this place has, especially [on] men who come to Washington who are away from their families and the behavior you see at night is the behavior you often saw from our friends in college. Especially unattractive members of the Congress who have not had women show attention to them maybe since college. They come here. Power is an aphrodisiac. Suddenly they have women who are interested in them. It’s a temptation some can’t withstand.”

Joe Scarborough appeared to know exactly what VandeHei was referring to and replied with what may or may not have been a joke. “Some of the fattest, ugliest guys,” the former congressman said. “One walking down the street with his mistress smoking pot. It was crazy man, crazy.”

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