Luke Wants to Help Steny With Love Life (and Vice Versa)

Roll Call‘s HOH today brings us a funny scene between NBC’s Luke Russert and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) at a recent pen-and-pad briefing.

Russert offered to find Hoyer a date for next year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner and mentioned Elizabeth Taylor.

Hoyer, too, said he’d like to help Russert out with a date next year, but had no specific woman in mind.

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Hoyer’s Young Wingman

Luke Russert has such good luck with women that he’s even offering to employ his excess lady-slaying skills on behalf of a single guy who he thinks needs some help: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

The MSNBC personality was at a pen-and-pad session with the Maryland Democrat when he offered to hook up Hoyer with a date to next year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. “I’m sure I can get you a date with Elizabeth Taylor next year or something,” Russert boasted.

Hoyer didn’t seem tempted.

“Thank you so much, Luke. I need all the help I can get,” he responded. “However, can we talk about who you’re going to get? As opposed to Elizabeth Taylor, I might have some other choices for you to work with.”

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