— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) January 21, 2015
As John Hinderaker writes at Power Line, “Greatest. Democrat. Ever.”
Though Chris Dodd and the late Teddy Kennedy might very much argue with that assessment, after allegedly attempting to tag-team Carrie Fisher in 1985, then at the height of her superstardom as Princess Leia, asking her “Would you have sex with Chris in a hot tub?”
“So, having recently graduated completely healed and normal from my first stint in a rehab, and appearing in an almost perfectly respectable piece of work, I found myself driving from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., to have dinner with Chris Dodd, this senator who I knew virtually nothing about. Nor did Senator Dodd — like most people, then, now and always — have any idea who I was in the wide, wide world beyond this cute little actress who’d played Princess Leia.”
“Suddenly, Senator Kennedy, seated directly across from me, looked at me with his alert, aristocratic eyes and asked me a most surprising question. ‘So,’ he said, clearly amused, ‘do you think you’ll be having sex with Chris at the end of your date?’ … To my left, Chris Dodd looked at me with an unusual grin hanging on his very flushed face.”
Her reply: “‘Funnily enough, I won’t be having sex with Chris tonight,’ I said, my face composed and calm. ‘No, that probably won’t happen.’ People blinked. ‘Thanks for asking, though.'”
His retort: “‘Would you have sex with Chris in a hot tub?’ Senator Kennedy asked me, perhaps as a way to say good night? ‘I’m no good in water,’ I told him.” (A representative for Dodd did not immediately respond to ABCNews.com’s request for comment.)
That bit in parentheses is a reminder that we only have Fisher’s word that this happened — along with Dodd and Kennedy’s reputation for “waitress sandwiches.” But note how nonchalantly ABC reported all this; if the senators had an (R) after each of their names, this would be reported as a front page hate crime and a sign of the Republicans’ War on Women™, of course.