RUSH: Nina Totenberg.  This was actually Sunday morning on the syndicated Inside Washington.  I thought this program aired on Friday, but it doesn’t matter.  It’s a local Washington, DC, show, and this is what she said…

TOTENBERG:  These agencies, including the Defense Department, don’t know how much money they’ve got and for what.  And I was at a (snickers) — you’ll forgive the expression — a Christmas party at the Department of Justice, and people were actually really worried about this.

RUSH:  Forgive me.  “I was at a — you’ll forgive the expression — a Christmas party at the Department of Justice…” So Nina Totenberg didn’t want anybody feeling bad about her for going to a “Christmas party,” so she says: Forgive me, I have to say this.  She wants her buds in Washington to be down on her because she went to a Christmas party.  Yeah.  Yeah, I didn’t enjoy myself there! Well, would you? Would you enjoy yourself at a Christmas party at the Department of Justice (laughing), at this Department of Justice?

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