If there is justice in the world, then Connecticut State Rep. Ernest Hewett's political career will soon be over. A 17 year-old girl was giving a testimony to the Connecticut State legislature about the value of the science center, both as an educational resource, and a place where kids can overcome their fears of things like snakes. It's a charming, bland testimony (the first three minutes of the audio above) until Hewett, a Democrat, who's been in office since 2004, made this completely lewd and unnecessary comment:
"If you're bashful, I got a snake sitting under my desk right here."
That's hopefully worth a primary challenge. And not that the ugliness of that comment doesn't stand on its own, but Hewett spoke completely voluntarily: the girl had finished her little speech, been praised by a woman who sounded like she was running things, and then that woman asked if anyone had any questions. That's when Hewett felt the need to point out to this 17 year-old girl that he has a dick that she could handle, y'know, if she felt like it.
Hewett is married with three kids, and odds are at least one of them is media savvy enough to notice that their dad is suddenly nationally famous.