I think we all can agree you need to be a special type of crazy to be a politician these days. Even though politicians are supposed to represent the people, they are more often than not complete robots posing as human beings. Like Bloomberg trying to shake a dog’s mouth or the still hilariously bad optics of Donald Trump shooting jump shots with paper towels down in Puerto Rico after the hurricane. Well this week we got Tennessee state rep Kent Calfee drinking out of a HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE SYRUP bottle.
As he waits for the State of the State to begin, Rep. Kent Calfee takes a swig of from his Hershey’s chocolate syrup bottle, as he often does during #tnleg session. Photo by @Tennessean’s @GeorgeWalkerIV. pic.twitter.com/TWPZ8yxbM9
— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) February 3, 2020
What an absolutely ridiculous photo. Something a small child would be embarrassed to get caught doing, let alone a 70-year-old man. One of his interns must have told him he was getting absolutely roasted on social media for it because the old guy actually tried to explain himself.
“It’s a repurposed syrup bottle that I drink my water out of,” Calfee said on Tuesday. “I’m not going to buy a $25 or $35 or $45 water bottle that’s not worth what it costs because I’ll probably put it down and leave it somewhere.”
Calfee said he and his wife, Marilyn, “recycle everything.”
“I was fixing to put it in the plastic recycling one day at home, and I thought, shoot, I can put water in that,” Calfee said.
That literally sounds like a scene out of South Park because it’s something I can 1000% picture Randy Marsh doing and then angrily defending himself.
I recycle, I get it, but this is just preposterous. You don’t need to have a $40 Yeti bottle to hold your sink water, but my man just re-use a Poland Springs bottle. Drinking out of a chocolate syrup bottle does not exactly inspire confidence in your mental capacities. The funniest part about the whole thing is he definitely cannot even fathom why this is weird. Just a guy staying hydrated so he can pass some legislature.