Representative hangs up on Barack Obama

From The Washington Post: Obama or an Obama-Impersonator? Ros-Lehtinen Flubs the Call

Twice on Wednesday, President-elect Barack Obama tried to reach across the partisan divide with a phone call to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican from Florida.

And twice, according to her office, she hung up on him.

She “thought it was a hoax,” an aide to the congresswoman said.

A third party then sought to intervene. Rep. Howard Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and someone Ros-Lehtinen knows well, called and told her he “needed to speak with her urgently.” She got on the line — but demanded that Berman recount a story “only both of them would know,” which the congressman did.

He then told her what had just happened — “that she had, indeed, hung up on the president-elect,” according to her office statement.

An amusing story.

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