"Chicks dig it."
That's what newly minted Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm says about the perks of DC....While his remarks were light hearted, its likely true in the nation's capital where as Kissinger once said, "power is the ultimate aphrodisiac." Rep. Grimm is single, so his remarks are harmless except for the slightly sexist and 1950ish use of the word "chicks." (or was it "dames" in the 50s and "chicks" in the 60s")
As one of only 435 in America, a Member of Congress is a rarity for one looking for power and position in their relationship. Of course in DC, many of those "chicks" are also operatives, lobbyists or aspiring bureacrats with their own agenda.
Usually, government and politics casts a pall on a date...By the time anyone hears me segue from the Governor's tax cap to the nuances of redistricting, that date is a goner. People in or near politics tend to be of a single focus...not a lot of Renaissance types.
So in DC where so many are climbing the ladder and gaming the system, it would be easy for a freshmen Member to conclude that "chicks dig him."
Lose the next election and you will know for sure.
Rep. Michael Grimm On The Perks Of Being A Congressman: Chicks Dig It New York Daily News