The Washington, D.C., delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, apparently had some difficulty Wednesday squeezing into a parking space, and video of the event has gone viral.
Roll Call gossip blogger Warren Rojas reports that a “tipster” provided him with the video of the non-voting delegate fighting — and losing — a battle with a coveted D.C. parking spot.
Although the video is only a minute and a half long, Rojas’ anonymous source estimates that Norton’s parking escapade took about an hour — if the twenty minutes during which she was inside a nearby building are to be counted. During that time, a U.S. Capitol Police officer rolled by on his motorcycle (and did nothing), she hit another car, and she came back to her poorly-parked ride and retrieved some forgotten items.
American Thinker blogger Thomas Lifson, apparently not a fan of Ms. Norton, had a rather scathing take on the parking episode.
“Washington, D.C.’s nonvoting delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, is not about to be oppressed by majority society’s ideas of the right way to do things. And when it comes to parking, she acts as though she is entitled to make her own rules. If the majority imposes angled parking, she will park perpendicularly. The video below is being called the ‘worst parking job ever,’ but I think that underrates the D.C. delegate.”
When contacted for comment, Norton’s office claimed that nothing was amiss with the parking job.
“After the Congresswoman parked her car, we assessed the cars on either side to see if there was any damage. We could not find any. But we left a note with a business card so the congresswoman could be contacted in case we missed any.”
It does not appear that Eleanor Holmes Norton’s bad parking job damaged either of the vehicles she hit.
[Image courtesy of: Roll Call]