Video: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s very bad parking misadventure

Video: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s very bad parking misadventure

Parking a car is not one of the qualifications for a job in the U.S. Congress. For that, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-N.C.) should count herself lucky. The congresswoman was recently captured on video demonstrating that she is geometrically challenged when it comes to pulling into a designated parking space.

According to Roll Call, the 77-year-old Norton “awkwardly forced her way into a wide-open spot in the carefully controlled corridor of New Jersey Avenue Southeast sandwiched between the Longworth and Cannon House Office buildings.”

[O]ne mystified observer … wisely recorded more than a minute of the automotive travesty…. The tipster said Norton rubbed the correctly positioned, red sports utility vehicle to her immediate left with her improperly angled silver sedan.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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