(CNN) - House Republican Whip Eric Cantor - among the unlikeliest attendees at a Britney Spears concert earlier this week in Washington - told CNN Thursday he went to the teen-dominated show for a political event, to "help the team."
"I had a political event there, and it was simply because it was there to help the team, that's why I was there," Cantor told CNN's Dana Bash.
According to a Republican aide, Cantor was specifically raising money at the concert for his political action committee, ERICPAC. The event was hosted by the Truckers Association, which has a box at the Verizon Center, where Spears was performing.
The Web site Wonkette first reported Cantor was spotted at the event, which took place as President Obama held a prime-time press conference.
Cantor told CNN the concert - part of the singer's "Circus" tour - was "quite a show."
"I hand it to the performer, she was something," he said.
The congressman also said his daughter was "really mad" he did not bring her to the concert. "She had school that day, and the next, and I wasn't going to bring her up here to miss it."
Wow. I just can't seem to put my thoughts into words on this one.
Much Creepier Obama
So, he wanted to "help the team?" Which "team" is he batting for, again?
eric looks like an obama employee.
I can see him twiddling his fingers (similiar to Mr. Burns from the Simpson) as he said, "She is quite a show."
I dont and never will trust this guy !!!
Here's a riddle:
How much money do teenie-boppers at a Britney Spears concert have?
As much as a creepy middle-aged Republican child molester gives them.
It would have been hard to swoon over Britney with his daughter there. He would not have been able to be 'real.'
Okay...he did not bring his daughter??? But he went??? He gives creepy a new meaning.
So here's the deal. you have a 46 yr old man who goes to a teeny concert alone and if his kid lives in the district he rep's then she shouldn't miss 2 days of school. it's a 2 hours away.
He is the leader of good for nothing.
He has a BS fetish. You can read between the lines on that statement.
Ohh... such a nice dad, wouldn't take his daughter to the concert because she would go to bed an hour or two later... typical Republican hyporcite.
Hey Cantor so how is going to a Britney Concert now considered a political event even if some donors are there? Interesting I bet if Obama had done something like this you would have jumped all over him for not doing enough to help the economy and that he was wasn't taking his job seriously enough.
Why is it not surprising to find Republican leaders seeking more funding from white suburban teen consumers attending a bland, insipid pop music concert.
Republucan Whip Cantor said, "I had a political event there, and it was simply because it was there to help the team, that's why I was there." Huh? Is this type of speech contagious?
So, we're reduced to reporting on who went to the Brittany Spears concert. Of course, the story was recycled from Wonkette, so that makes it, you know, journalism.
Obama answers questions from the American people, Republicans attend pop concerts.
So, does this mean that Britney Spears is a Republican and the new poster child for the next generation of GOP members? If yes, then the Republicans have bigger problems than just Rush Limbaugh, Michael Steele, Anne Coulter, Eric Cantor, Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal ... and so on ... and so on ...
He saw Brittany's Concert – The "Circus Tour" – – How appropriate for him
This clown – along with the other moronic leaders of the "NO! everything" party – held an "emergency" press conference to annouce the details of their alternate budget proposal.
I watched and once again nothing, bupkuss, nada. Same old-same old tax cuts for the rich and drill, baby drill.
Nice job you idiots, keep up the good work on behalf of the American people...
What Republican morals was that?
Cantor, truckers, and Britney. Going to have to figure it it was the big buckles or Spears gyrations that turned another "holier than thou" Republican on.
The GOP and Britney have one thing in common........................................The term " train-wreck " seems to jump right out at me.
Help the team?? Do many teenagers contribute to PACS?
Cantor is a very odd fellow – maybe he has some kind of Britney fetish....some scandal will come out of it most likely, lol.