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Jason Chaffetz likes nerds, while Barney Frank suffers more slings and arrows (quote of the week)

We’ve got two contenders for this week’s loopiest quote:

“Bring in the nerds!” -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), during a hearing Thursday, calling for another hearing on Internet engineering, according to our colleague Cecilia Kang.


Back in 2007, after surgery, Frank sent a notice to members of Congress imploring them to stop asking him about his arm (Katherine Frey/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Frank explained this time that his injury (a torn ligament; he’s not sure how it happened, thanks for asking) has nothing to do with his recently announced retirement. Despite his protestations that he didn’t need the ligament to perform essential job functions, we can’t help but think he might have used it at some point in his career to twist an arm or two.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.

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