Cantor Wants to Team Up With Leslie Knope
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:
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."