You read it here first! (Assuming you’re not in the habit of getting up first thing in the morning and checking out the insider Washington site Roll Call.) Our Loretta is engaged to retired Army Col. Jack Einwechter, her former military escort. Formerly just a rumor, it was announced to Loretta’s surprise last night by Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, and reported in Roll Call’s “Heard on the Hill” column (reprinted below.)
And before you all start your prudish nonsense again, let’s recap from what we learned last time we reported this rumor – both Loretta and Jack have been divorced a long time now, Jack’s kids are are grown-up well-adjusted adults; and he modified his law practice to comply with restrictions on lobbying his fiancee’s committees. There were NO UCMJ violations or any improper lobbying. So don’t even start.
The Orange Juice congratulates our favorite Orange County Congresscritter, and wants to take the opportunity to remind her – don’t forget where you came from! Don’t forget Santa Ana and Anaheim! Don’t forget Latino immigrants! And don’t forget what a close shave you had this year! Let’s see some great things this decade! (Especially once we Dems get the House back.)
Heard on the Hill: Here Comes the Bride
Dec. 2, 2010, Midnight
The California Democrat shared the happy news with colleagues at a dinner Tuesday night. Berkley surprised Sanchez by announcing the upcoming nuptials at a farewell gathering for outgoing female Democrats in Congress.
Berkley says the news was met with “much toasting and applause.”
A spy with knowledge of the announcement says, “It was a sweet interlude on an otherwise bittersweet occasion.”
As we reported last month, Sanchez is engaged to longtime beau Jack Einwechter, although the Congresswoman’s office remains mum on the impending wedding.