Billy, Um, Long’s Everyman Problems
Posted at 12:32 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2012
Until last week, Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) couldn’t get arrested in this town.
But following a star turn at the Washington Press Club’s Congressional dinner, the self-effacing lawmaker is being misrecognized near and far.
Long made light of his involuntary anonymity during his debut at the annual shindig, to great fanfare.
By this weekend, his white-hot buzz had apparently drastically cooled:
“My Washington Press Club bit was how everyone always confuses me for someone else, today in Ozark MO ‘Hello Mr. (Sen.) Blunt’ #Can’tMakeItUp,” Long tweeted to his 2,200 devoted followers. “Confuse me w/ Reps. Mike Kelley [sic], Blake Farenthold or Tom Reed — I’m good, I’m there. Confuse me w/ Sen. Roy Blunt #EvenI’mNotBuyingThatOne.”
Dry those tears, Congressman.
At least Patrick Wilson still loves ya!
“You’re a Show-me original Congressman!” the D.C. lobbyist tweeted in response to Long’s Blunt self-assessment.