Senator Claire McCaskill told Mitt Romney that she spit on his earpiece just as he was to go on air for an interview on MSNBC. Disgusting? Yes! True? Lets find out! Read about it below and see a video just for the fun of it.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill had a verbal exchange with Mitt Romney yesterday that might give us a clue about how she got the nickname ‘Classless Claire’.

It seems the Senator was a guest on a MSNBC show. She was followed by Mitt Romney. After her set she was disentangling herself from all the wires required for her to hear and speak to the show moderator. As she handed the earpiece over to Romney she told him that she had spit onto the earpiece he would have to put into his ear to hear the moderator.

Disgusting! Right?

I thought it was when I first heard it. I thought ‘what a classless cow’. That’s actually what I thought. I wondered what on earth had happened to the entire democratic party that they play these childish games and behave so badly. A lot of people apparently felt the same way.

I was impressed with Romney’s spokesperson who laughed the whole thing off.

Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom e-mails: “You should have seen what she did to the chair.�?

Still, how could a grown woman who is representing one of the States in our Union behave in such a childish and repulsive manner!

Then I heard the rest of the story ….

McCaskill spokeswoman Maria Speiser says the exchange began when Romney said, “You don’t have an ear infection, do you?” and that McCaskill was joking back in response.

Ahhhh …. well …. that DOES put a different spin on the whole thing. I don’t have to agree with or like McCaskill, but I guess I can’t really hammer her for joking around.

Personally, I think this is a great example of how one word or phrase can be taken out of context. Those words and phrases have a completely different meaning when the surrounding words, phrases and circumstances are included in the telling.

It seems this story is a non-story. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Claire McCaskill – Video