Washington politicians certainly have their quirks. But they may have nothing on Nancy Worley, the Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman, who sent out a holiday message explaining how she got stuck on a toilet.
I remember Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) once talking candidly about her menopause and hot flashes and I absurdly wanted to remind her I was a reporter. Of course I didn’t. But at the time, I thought, please make her stop.
But a toilet confessional?
“Reading it is kind of like watching a dog humping a cat,” remarked Alabama Media Group‘s Kyle Whitmire, who wrote about it. “You kind of want to stop it but you aren’t sure how. Maybe you’re supposed to be OK with it if they are OK with it. You feel shame for the part of you that is amused by it, and nothing will ever erase the image from your brain, but you’ll still try to pretend it never happened.”
Worley clearly over-shared when she wrote that she switched from a 14-inch high commode to a 17-inch one. Who writes about her toilet in a holiday note?
“Quite frankly, if someone cares about one minute detail in a letter, then they must not have anything interesting going on,” she told Whitmire.
She concluded her note with news of deaths, which, it appears, are far less important than the size of her toilet.
See the pertinent graph in Worley’s holiday letter below.