Skip to comments.Senator recalls embarrassing wardrobe malfunction weeks into first term
Posted on 09/03/2015 6:23:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono
MINNEAPOLIS, - Minnesota's senior Senate representative wasn't always so experienced. In fact, in 2007 a curious wardrobe malfunction marked her rookie year in Washington, D.C.
In her new memoir, "The Senator Next Door: A Memoir From the Heartland," Sen. Amy Klobuchar recalls the embarrassing moment when she presided over the U.S. Senate -- just months into her freshman term -- and received a hand-written message while she stood at the dais.
"I got an anonymous note passed through a Senate page that read, 'Senator Klobuchar, pull up your shirt, your cleavage is showing,'" she wrote.
Although she described the day as a "sleepy Thursday" and noted that the Senate chamber was virtually empty, Klobuchar said it was a moment of awakening.
"I bet that never happened to Mike Mansfield or Everett Dirksen," she writes. "I never did figure out who gave me that oh-so-helpful tip."
Klobuchar, now in her second six-year term, was Minnesota's first female senator -- and one of 20 women presently in the U.S. Senate.
Before taking office in January 2007, Klobuchar served as the county attorney in Hennepin County, Minn., for eight years.
Incidentally, Klobuchar claims in her memoir, the exact same thing happened to former senator and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that same year when she addressed the chamber.
Almost hit the “report abuse” link.
Doesn’t “cleavage” imply that they’re higher up and closer together?
It never happens to me, either, because I know how to dress appropriately for public appearances.
“The Senator Next Door: A Memoir From the Heaving Bosom,”
If their pants were unzipped, it might happen.
Amy Jean Klobuchar is the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party
I don’t understand why Minnesota is so left wing wacky.
Farmers are most often more humble and conservative.
“I dont understand why Minnesota is so left wing wacky”
I think it is like west nile desease and it is passed on by Minnosota’s state bird.
Around half the Minnesota population lives in the Minneapolis - St. Paul metro area. Not sure any other state is so dominated.
Minnesota also has a distinct socialist heritage from eastern and southern European heritage as well as the German and Scandinavian descendants one normally thinks of in Minnesota.
GUILTY ! Nuke it from orbit.
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