This truly is one of those "gotcha" moments that will leave people shaking their heads in dismay, and disapproval. Democrat Lynn Woolsey, who reportedly earns $174,000 a year serving her constituents in the U.S. House of Representatives, can be seen below in the following C-SPAN clip, doing a crossword puzzle on the House floor while fellow California Democrat George Miller spoke addressed the topic of union rights on Wednesday.
Rather than pay attention to the day's proceedings, Woolsey must have thought it more productive to test her vocabulary and spelling skills. Although she is slated to retire next year, it seems a sign of disrespect to her constituents to have spent her working hours on a frivolous game.
Worse still, instead of denying the misstep, Woolsey's own spokesman, Bart Acocella, announced in an arrogant display, that it was indeed a crossword puzzle the congresswoman was working on -- from Wednesday’s edition of The Washington Post no less.
“But she detected an error,” he quipped. “The clue for 1 Across yesterday was ‘Out of favor,’ but ‘the Republican agenda’ doesn’t fit.”
Watch the clip, courtesy of C-SPAN