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“Facing sweet dilemma. Tx Senators are paying off World Series bet with BlueBell ice cream in a few. I say spluge. #11in11” — Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) making an inadvertently naughty-sounding typo (“spluge”?). @clairecmc is reportedly on a diet.

Herman Cain is battling sexual harassment allegations from his tenure as head of the National Restaurant Association. (1993 photo via Omaha World-Herald)

“I’ll be darned if I’m going to set that aside now because a few tea baggers want to somehow muzzle my voice.” — U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, said during the Florida Democratic Convention over the weekend, as quoted by the Tallahassee Democrat. The secretary apparently did not understand the sexual connotation of the word “teabagger”.