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Rep. Larsen Aides Fired After Bragging About Drinking on the Job and Trashing Boss on Twitter

Not the smartest thing to do if you want to keep your job.

Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen fired three of his legislative aides Thursday after they went on a three-day drinking binge in the lawmaker's office, destroyed government property, disparaged their boss and then if that were not bad enough, not so brightly bragged about it all on Twitter.

Roll Call brings us the gory details of the debauched aides' three-day binge:

Legislative aides Seth Burroughs and Elizabeth Robbee and legislative correspondent Ben Byers were terminated as a result of the Northwest Daily Marker story chronicling their baffling display of bureaucratic bravado. The article included screen grabs of since-deactivated Twitter posts in which Burroughs (@therocketship1) and Robbee (@betsysbites) openly banter back and forth about trashing a government-supplied Blackberry, taking shots of Jack Daniels at their desks and watching music videos on YouTube during work hours.

The feckless trio (Byers was @byers_remorse) also conspired to do as little as possible this month, dubbing their anti-work campaign “December to Remember.”

The Daily Marker story went live at 5 a.m. today. It was the talk of Twitter by noon. An hour later, their boss dropped the hammer.

Below are just some of the incriminating Tweets:


The following statement was issued by the Washington congressman's office:

“Congressman Larsen and his staff became aware of the issue concerning the three staff members at noon EST. We became aware of the issue through a tweet referencing an article about the incident. Congressman Larsen immediately decided to fire the three staff members involved in the incident. The staff members were dismissed at 1:10 p.m. EST.”

A "December to remember" indeed.

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