The longest-serving member of Congress has never heard of Kim, or any, Kardashian.
Michigan Democratic Congressman John Dingell, 88, an architect of the Clean Water Act and probably one of only three people that actively follows the EPA's Office Of Water on Twitter, responded with confusion on his own account.
I'm the last original author of the Clean Water Act, but I have no idea who/what a Kardashian is and I rarely play games. You OK, @EPAwater?— John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 22, 2014
After ten hours — all of which we can only hope Dingell spent watching reruns of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, drinking various green juices, and lounging in sheer Lulu Lemon yoga pants with Congressional staffers — he cleared things up.
Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is. I'm only left with more questions.— John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 22, 2014
We're all left with more questions too, John. That's what Season Nine is for!
Now the only question left is, does Kim Kardashian know who/what a Dingell is?
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