D.C. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton was caught on video this week hitting another car while doing some nonvoting approximation of "parking" before strolling away from the disturbing scene like a boss with her head held high.
The parking lot horror show, the physics of which I still can't comprehend, was initially reported by Roll Call. In the video, the 77-year-old scrapes the red vehicle on the right as she executes a nightmare rendition of what more experienced motorists might recognize as "perpendicular parking."
Our spy estimates the entire head-scratching episode lasted about half an hour, including the painful insertion process and her 20-minute jaunt into Cannon.
Once done with her business, the tipster said Norton backed out of the space and rolled out onto the unsuspecting District streets.
"She hit the car next to her and did not leave a note, though I couldn't see any damage," was our spy's takeaway from the mid-day drama.
Norton's office disputes that anything untoward transpired.
"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," a Norton aide assured HOH. "But we left a note with a business card so the congresswoman could be contacted in case we missed any."
Embarrassing, but still. Like a boss.