The Democrats were in great spirits as they celebrated the release of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's, D-Fla., new book "For the Next Generation" Wednesday night at the Capitol Hill home of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.
"Let me just tell you that there's a reason that we're here tonight instead of last night," Wasserman Schultz told the crowd. On Tuesday night, Landrieu and her husband, Frank Snellings, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. "So, believe it or not, when I called her and asked her to do it last night, she said yes, she said, 'but maybe we could just make sure you guys are out by 8 o'clock, so then Frank and I could at least go have dinner,'" Wasserman Schultz continued, casting Landrieu as the ultimate yes woman.
Landrieu, in turn, praised Wasserman Schultz for her dual role as congresswoman and head of the Democratic National Committee. "I am sitting in my bathrobe, OK? On Sunday morning, with my husband...Debbie is working on the television giving the greatest messages in the world," Landrieu said. "I am...thinking what a fuddy dud I am, sitting on my sofa, in my bathrobe, while this woman is carrying the torch for the Democratic Party," she said laughing.
Jim Messina, President Obama's 2012 campaign manager, got a little more colorful when he talked about his political "sister," Wasserman Schultz. "Her schedule is beyond anything I've ever seen and she's the mother of amazing kids," Messina said. "And, to your point, in the middle of all this, she's writing a f---ing book," Messina said, motioning to Landrieu. (He also noted that Wasserman Schultz "enjoys the f-word as much as [he] does.")
"Rahm Emanuel writes this stuff up," interjected House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who was standing nearby.
Late to the party was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who received quite a welcome before she arrived. "And I understand that the Speaker -- Nancy Pelosi -- may be on her way," Landrieu announced, as an audience member shrieked, "yeah, Speaker!" "That's the only way I know her," Landrieu said.
Other Members of Congress packed the party including Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., Joe Garcia, D-Fla., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., who was rocking a pair of colorful Desigual boots. Overall, about 40 lawmakers attended, according to Landrieu.
"All enjoy, there is plenty of food and the patio is open," Landrieu yelled across her home.