The Mirror

MEOW! D.C. Political Consultant Gets Propositioned In Times Square

Brett Decker, a political consultant for White House Writers Group and former editorial page editor of The Washington Times, was walking in Times Square today when a kitten approached.

BsR9jn-CAAAwdG7Not the animal, but a full-size human dressed up in a gigantic cat costume.

“I was walking from Penn Station to my club in Midtown when I was propositioned by Hello Kitty,” he told The Mirror. “I thought, sometimes you gotta say WTF.”

Um, seriously propositioned?

“No. Nothing like, ‘Hey sailor, me love you long time.’ More like, ‘Five bucks and you can pretend I’m your date for the camera,’” he said. “At least that’s what I think. Couldn’t really understand her Spanish. Cinco is 5, right? Silly me, when I was in high school, I was sure this country’s borders were going to be flooded and it’d be necessary to know another language to get anything done. So I took French. Am still expecting the huge Canadian onslaught any day now.”

How timely. This is actually a political issue right now in Manhattan. The city council wants to regulate Elmo, Minnie Mouse and the other cartoon characters in Times Square.

Which could unfortunately mean no more rendezvous like this one.

When I asked if I could use all this, he told me not to make him look creepy. He added, “Better than some photo with a loser politician.”