From Roll Call: Heard On The Hill

Well, there’s this:

On a mild Tuesday evening near the end of happy hour, people enjoying margaritas at Tortilla Coast and others milling around the area were treated to quite a performance by freshman Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and his wife, Vivien.

A sobbing Vivien Scott was spotted with a name tag stuck to her bare arm, trying to hail a cab and arguing with her husband, the Congressman.

He “was furious with her,” an HOH tipster tells us. “He kept walking away, then she’d chase him.”

This might be appropriate given that in a 2011 Politico profile, Vivien Scott said of their courtship: “It’s kind of an ongoing joke. I apparently chased him down.”

The Scotts are something of a power couple in Washington, D.C.

He was voted president of the House freshman class after taking office last year. She was voted president of the Congressional freshman class spouses. She’s been involved enough to even get her own House email address.

I guess if you want to put a positive spin on it, not every freshman member and spouse are considered a power couple in Washington.  So there’s that.



  1. Napoleon says:

    NEWS FLASH: Married couple has argument.

    WOW, because that never happens to “power couples.” I thought that only happened to us regular folk in fly-over country.

    I don’t know what’s more ridiculous, the fact that Roll Call posted it or the fact you re-posted it.

  2. Three Jack says:

    Did a savvy reporter chase down the quarreling power couple to ask the burning question of our time, ‘you for gay marriage’?

  3. Doug Grammer says:

    Are you sure that Congressmen and their wives can have agruments? Maybe it is a ploy to increase name ID. It worked with the HOH tipster. The Scotts are good folks. Get over it.

  4. SallyForth says:

    Well, the rags in DC have to write about SOMETHING! Good grief……. Next they’ll be regaling us with all the favorite Congressional dinner entrees, or something equally stupid.

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