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“I mistakenly picked up a pair of my wife’s white panties and put them in my pocket while I was rushing out the door to go to work.”
— Sen. Howell Heflin in 1994, one of the great examples of oddball disclosures or explanations issued by lawmakers over the years as recalled in Al Kamen’s In the Loop column.

Obama with the Navy football team. (Susan Walsh/AP)

“Here’s a general rule. You don’t put stuff on your head if you’re president. That’s politics 101. You never look good wearing something on your head.”
President Obama contemplating an offer to don a Navy football helmet while presenting the Commander in Chief’s Trophy yesterday.

“That is so 1999.
It’s MTV.
It doesn’t matter.”
— Lisa de Moraes contemplating the whole faux-controversy over whether Aubrey Plaza stage storming at the MTV Movie Awards was staged or not.

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