Rep. Barney Franks and his significant other were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door.
Chairman Franks gets up and goes to the door where a drunken diminutive stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
'Not a chance,' says the husband, 'it is 3:00 in the morning!'
He slams the door and returns to bed.
'Who was that?' asked Barney's Life-Partner.
'Just some drunk little guy asking for a push,' he answers.
'Did you help him?' asks the Cohabitant.
'No, I did not, it is 3:00 in the morning and it is ppppppouring rain out there!'
'Well, you have a short memory,' says his thoughtful Concubinista.
'Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two delightful young sailors helped us? I think you should help him, Barney, and you should be ashamed of yourself!'
The Congressional Puffer Fish does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pppppppppounding rain. Barney calls out into the dark,
'Hello, are you still there?'
'Yes,' comes back the answer.
'Do you still need a push?' calls out the Banking Committee Genius.
'Yes, please!' comes the reply from the dark.
'Where are you?' asks the husband.
'Over here on the swing, I'm Congressman Mike Quigley!' replied the drunk.
h/t Max Weismann!