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Cantor Wants to Team Up With Leslie Knope

September 21, 2012
If you didn't catch last night's Parks and Recreation episode, you missed out on a fair bit of congressional cameos and name-dropping.

We knew that Sens. John McCain, Olympia Snowe and Barbara Boxer were in the episode, which featured small-town Indiana councilwoman Leslie Knope visiting her Washington-based, campaign-staffer boyfriend. But House Majority Leader Eric Cantor also got a mini shout-out when Leslie met a fictitious staffer at a fancy-schmancy D.C. cocktail party. And apparently that inspired his office to tweet this:

In the episode, Leslie tried to meet with Interior Department officials to get federal funds to clean up a river in her town. But instead of waiting around for the money, she went back to her town and started cleaning up the river on her own. "Things move pretty slow in Washington and I'm not going to wait around," she said.

Snowe told Leslie that her town is important, to which Leslie replies, "We're overrun with racoons and obese toddlers." And McCain displayed decent acting chops, asking a crying Leslie in the party coatroom, "Are you OK? Can I get you anything?" She told him to scram and then said, "Nosy people have no respect for personal space."

Other favorite quotes: "There's so much free food at this party. I love politics." And, "It's 120 degrees outside, with 200 degrees humidity because this is a stupid swamp town."

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