Rep. Eric Swalwell: this is the sixth most
beautiful person in Washington?
On a list that also includes Sen. Rand Paul and his ridiculous curly rug, Swalwell was chosen sixth most beautiful. Swalwell isn't unattractive, but has the nation's capitol really dropped to the depths of where a palsy-faced, baby-toothed congressman is the sixth hottest person in the Beltway?
The Washington Post had its own list of eight weird quotes gleaned from The Hill's picks, including one from Swalwell, who appeared to be portraying himself as a reformed nerd. “I finally learned it’s not cool to iron your jeans. My dad would iron my jeans, so all the way up to college, I would iron my jeans,” said Swalwell.
Swalwell wearing white pants in July
Not to suggest Swalwell is gay, but this infamous exchange with the San Francisco Chronicle from 2012 titled, "Eligible but busy" sure seems strange within that context. "Swalwell is not married and said he does not even have a girlfriend, much less children," wrote Carolyn Lochhead. "Asked if that means he is an eligible bachelor, Swalwell said, 'Yeah, I guess. Focusing on getting a family going will be a priority in the coming years.' He appended that reply to say, 'Eligible but busy. I don’t know where that ranks you on eHarmony or Match.com.'”