Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Matt Barber, Alvin Holmes, Phil Berger Jr., Rand Paul, and Louis Gomert, know about this? Because this is exactly the kind of thing they've been worried about for years.
The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported that [Mississippi Senator and Republican primary candidate for re-election Thad] Cochran was addressing a group of donors and supporters at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.Yes, I bet they chuckled. We've all been there, haven't we?
The senator explained his connection to the area, saying that his grandparents lived their whole lives in the area.
“I grew up coming down here for Christmas,” he said. “My father’s family was here. My mother’s family was from rural Hinds County in Utica.”
“It was fun, it was an adventure to be out there in the country and to see what goes on,” he said of his boyhood visits to Hattiesburg. “Picking up pecans, from that to all kinds of indecent things with animals.”
The audience chuckled.
Well actually, no, Senator, most of us haven't. No. Not really. Still, give the senior senator from Mississippi a chance to revise and extend his remarks:
“And I know some of you know what that is,” Cochran said.
So, perhaps we finally have the answer to p3's most awkward questions.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go take a shower and burn my clothes.