Who copy edited the program for tonight’s Washington Press Club Foundation dinner? Maybe it was the same person who copy edited the program for Ed Koch’s funeral. Jason Chaffetz represents Utah, not New Mexico, but at this point, what difference does it make?

.@jasoninthehouse gets burned by the press club twitter.com/Timodc/status/…

— Tim Miller (@Timodc) February 7, 2013

Chaffetz, with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, was on hand to speak to the press, many of whom viewed the dinner as prom night.

Ready for it? Congress prom is tonight! Chaffetz, Heitkamp, @majorcbs. Follow along at #wpcfdinner

— Christina Bellantoni (@cbellantoni) February 6, 2013

69th Annual Congressional Dinner; yearly prom for reporters and Congress. Reporters invite congressmen as their “dates.” #wpcfdinner

— Ric Andersen (@ricandersen) February 7, 2013

D.C. rock stars @jasoninthehouse and @majorcbs holding court ow.ly/i/1u1Mb #wpcfdinner

— Warren Rojas (@WARojas) February 7, 2013

#wpcfdinner — now it’s time for dessert twitter.com/ClotureClub/st…

— ClotureClub.com (@ClotureClub) February 7, 2013

With so many reporters in the same room, imagine the secrets we’ll learn about Washington’s inner workings.

Something I learned at #wpcfdinner: lawmakers who live/sleep in offices walk halls of bldg in pajamas at 3am and play video games together

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) February 7, 2013

Lot of droning going on at this #wpcfdinner

— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) February 7, 2013

The dessert at this #wpcfdinner has GOLD on it. twitter.com/jbendery/statu…

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) February 7, 2013

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Update: With the help of Heitkamp, Chaffetz left little doubt that he’s from Utah by engaging in some Mormon humor.

. @jasoninthehouse is bringing down the house

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 7, 2013

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s wife cracking up as Heitkamp asks if it’s “cozy” sleeping in his office with Donnie and Marie Osmond posters.

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) February 7, 2013

But Chaffetz gets in an awesome joke. Says they wanted to save money on alcohol by inviting him, jokes: Is the senator from Idaho here?

— Patricia Zengerle (@ReutersZengerle) February 7, 2013

MT @reuterszengerle: Chaffetz, a Mormon, also jokes that he brought his wife, his “only wife.” #wpcfdinner

— Christina Bellantoni (@cbellantoni) February 7, 2013

.@jasoninthehouse: “I don’t know why the approval rating for Congress is so bad – we haven’t done anything!” #wpcfdinner

— Christina Bellantoni (@cbellantoni) February 7, 2013

.@jasoninthehouse quips he’s diverse choice in GOP: “With a name like Chaffetz that’s almost like being Hispanic.”

— Christina Bellantoni (@cbellantoni) February 7, 2013

You guys, Rep. Chaffetz has been talking for 5 min and he’s already made jokes about polygamy, drinking, GOP catering to minorities. Win.

— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) February 7, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/06/washington-press-club-foundation-flubs-rep-chaffetz-state-in-dinner-program/

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