The Washington Press Club Foundation’s annual Congressional Dinner has been politely described as “two hours worth of politicians who don’t know how to joke trying to make jokes.” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was an exception to that rule when she cracked wise at the event this week.
New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen told the crowd of lawmakers and reporters that the white birch tree was the state tree of New Hampshire. She even offered a PowerPoint slide of said tree.
Then this: “What you didn’t know – this tree beat Rick Perry in New Hampshire. It also beat him in a debate.”
But Shaheen’s best one-liner was at Newt Gingrich’s expense. The senator explained that New Hampshire’s state amphibian shares a name with the Republican presidential candidate, but – unlike Gingrich – the spotted newt “actually mates for life.”
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