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Sh*t Capitol Hill Staffers Say

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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An undisclosed group of Capitol Hill staffers came together and surreptitiously compiled a list of the most douchey things said and heard around the Hill.

Let’s have a look.

“Sky is literally falling.”

“Let me run that up the food chain.”

“Let it eat.”

“Let the big dog bark.”

“Good to know you.”

“Let’s take a walk.”

“GUYS…xxxx is on the phone.”

“Do you have a one-pager on that?”

“It’s _____, over in xxxx’s shop.”

“Drinking from the firehose.”

“Settin’ my hair on fire.”

“We’ve got to do a better job of this.”

“Who’s going to ATR and Weyrich?”

“How are those 499s coming, big guy?”

“Be prepared to discuss this with the boss.”

“Do you have any more Skoal?”

“I’m going to need you to go to the store for more Skoal.”



“So what do you propose we do?”

“I can’t talk right now. Email me.”

“Talk to me about…”

“Let’s circle back.”

“Shall we. . .?”

“I’ll touch base with you.”

“. . .by close of business.”

“Catch me up on that real fast.”

“Any additional intel would be great.”

“That’s great intel. . .thanks for sharing.”

“Put pen to paper.”

“Loop me in on. . .”

“Way above my pay grade.”

“When we cut the lights out.”

“After they gavel in.”

“…on your personal email address.”

“…after the guys leave town.”

“…almost recess”

“Let’s grab _____ after votes.”

“Off the grid.”

“What are your thoughts on _____?”

“At the end of the day. . ..”

“Push back”

“Well, the Committee said…”

“We’ve heard from Leadership.”

“My guy can/cannot support that.”

“Ask your guy.”

“Have them talk on the floor.”


“Per our conversation.”

“Time sensitive”

“Let me run the traps.”


“Can I have a soft copy?”

“Manifestly obvious.”


man-legs-up-desk“What’s the whip count?”

“How did ___ vote?”

“They’re in cycle.”

“Just naming post offices tonight.”

“What reception?”

“Put it to voicemail.”

“I’m not here to make friends.”

Many thanks to a staffer about to head to greener pastures in the Bluegrass State.