Heidi Heitkamp Isn’t Satisfied With The Size Of Her Office

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Apparently North Dakota’s new Senator Heidi Heitkamp thinks her office is too small. She says it’s “cozy,” and would like her predecessor Kent Conrad to come and pick up his charts so that she has enough room for her staff.

Perhaps, then, it’s no surprise to hear what Conrad’s North Dakota Democratic successor, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, encountered when she moved into his office. Here’s how she described it while speaking at Wednesday night’s Washington Press Club Foundation dinner.

“It’s a bit cozy,” she said, although she noted – with a look at Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah – “certainly not big enough to live in.”

One culprit? Conrad’s charts, of course! “We’re waiting for Kent Conrad to come pick up his charts,” Heitkamp said, “so we can actually hire staff.”

I’ve actually been to Senator Conrad’s office (now Heitkamp’s office) and it’s pretty big. I wouldn’t care to make an estimate of the square footage, but it never seemed like Conrad had a problem sharing the space with his staff. And a dog.

But then, Conrad’s ego isn’t nearly as large as Heitkamp’s.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • NDConservative2011

    From what I know about (thank goodness former) Senator Conrad, is that his ego would not fit in Michigan Stadium which is the largest stadium in the country.

  • http://nofreelunch.areavoices.com/ Kevin Flanagan

    I’ll bet it needs new carpets. Did Gaylord get his deposit back when he left?

    • SusanBeehler

      Who is Gaylord?

      • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

        Kent Conradwide’s real name.

        • SusanBeehler

          Really? Uh huh, I think you have misspelled the last.

          • Guest Observer

            No, name looks like it is spelled correctly.

          • $8194357

            Country Conradwide..
            Yup…Looks right..

          • SusanBeehler

            funny! Ha ha heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      • Lianne

        Oh, Susan, really? again? Okay, one more time, Gaylord is Conrad’s given name. Gaylord AKA ‘Kent’ Conrad. “Gaylord Kent Conrad (born March 12, 1948) is a former United
        States Senator from North Dakota. He is a member of the North Dakota
        Democratic-NPL Party, “

        • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

          NPL stands for (k)Nown as Pretty Liberal. I know they misspelled it, but what do you expect from Dems.

        • BisBig

          Heidi’s real name is Mary Katherine Heitkamp

          • Lianne

            AND? what does that have to do with Susan not knowing who Gaylord is?

          • SusanBeehler

            Really? Uh huh, please go on.

          • SusanBeehler

            Really?

          • sbark

            Do any Dem’cats use their actual names? This goes all the way to the top…..Barry Soreto with a Connecticut mans SS number…..
            ……..arent they proud of how they actually are?

          • $8194357

            He is “currently” using the Conneticut one…
            Over twenty others used if I remember right.

          • Lianne

            Mary Katherine as you wrote here or Mary Kathryn as it is shown on Wikipedia. I certainly do want to get the spelling correct in the future.

        • SusanBeehler

          Really? I love how you get your “panties in a bind”!

      • Opinion8ed

        Open mouth insert foot

  • zipity

    Hmmmm…..Not big enough? I think they make a cream for that now.

    Let me check my email, I think I recall seeing one on that subject.

    • SusanBeehler

      Maybe you need to zip it!

      • zipity

        Bite.

        • zipity

          Me.

          • SusanBeehler

            you wish

          • zipity

            Oh, I SOOOOOO don’t

  • camsaure

    I do suppose she needed to purchase wider chairs.

    • SusanBeehler

      You are sick!

      • camsaure

        Truth hurts sometimes. Are you a little sensitive about weight for some reason?

        • SusanBeehler

          I am a little sick of petty, prissy, men who act like little boys on a playground. You got something of real “meat” to throw out there, this lioness is getting hungry!

          • camsaure

            Not for you, no thanks.

          • $8194357

            Go to a different “playground” no one here will care.

    • Hal414

      F350 chairs.

    • Guest Observer

      When Hidey sits around her office, she really sits around her office.

      • Onslaught1066

        Her shadow weighs 22 lbs.

  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    OH Heidi did make it to Washington. I thought her silence on the Keystone Pipeline that she campaigned as supporting meant she never made it.

  • Stuart

    Heidi, have you thought about Weight Watchers..the results might give you more room

    • SusanBeehler

      You are being rude. I would bet Governor Christie needs a bigger chair.

      • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

        That’s just plain rude.

        • SusanBeehler

          Rude back at——>

      • Hal414

        They both need an F350 chair.

        • Guest Observer

          More like a KW airchair!

      • Guest Observer

        Why do have you issues with Christie’s girth?

        • SusanBeehler

          Why does anyone have to comment on anyone’s body? Poke a woman we can poke back, I just figured the “rednecks” would take kindly to their male figure. Since the topic is in pounds.

          • Guest Observer

            “poke a woman” Why the sexual innuendo Susan?

          • SusanBeehler

            I wasn’t thinking as a “sexual inneundo”, I meant in poking fun of. You must be a guy.

  • Dakotacyr

    You might want to get your facts straight. She is not in Kent’s office. She along with the other new senators are In temporary offices until their regular offices are ready.

    She was making a joke at the dinner. Get a grip,

    • SusanBeehler

      Exactly! Let’s also have a lengthy discussion over our other Senator’s mustache. NOT

      • camsaure

        What Heidi has a mustache???

        • SusanBeehler

          “other”

        • Guest Observer

          Red facial hair is bitch to shirt collars, kinda like wire.

      • camsaure

        What, Hidey ho has a mustache?

    • Guest

      Exactly, new Senators are temporarily put in the basement of Dirksen, and that’s where her office is currently listed (Conrad’s old office was in Hart). They do not get their predecessor’s office unless no senior senator wanted that space, which is almost never the case. http://www.senate.gov/senators/113th_Congress/Heitkamp_Heidi.htm

      Rob’s such a hack!

      • Onslaught1066

        Resorting to opinion pieces, once again?

        Any way, I would have figured they’d put her in a manger, isn’t that where cows are typically warehoused?

        • Guest

          Thanks for proving the depths of your stupidity. It’s not hard to believe that someone as profoundly retarded as you would think the location of Senator’s office is an opinion.

          • Phil

            A picture of true stupidity…

          • Guest

            Smallwillie really must stop interjecting himself into the conversation quotations such as “speaking of true stupidity.”

          • Phil

            Don’t know who smallwillie is, unless you’re referring to what makes women, and the men you service laugh at you. You should get a life, “Darrel.”

          • Guest

            Don’t know who Darrel is, I suppose it’s just a conididence that you and smallwillie post that indiscernable picture prefaced with a similar quote and the same penchant for making gay jokes to mask your latent homosexuality. You should get a life, smallwillie, and a better picture to post since it was originally a political cartoon against Arlen Specter for not really being a Democrat and whomever you edited in is to blurry to identify, just the way you like it at those gay bath houses you frequent.

          • Phil

            I suppose it’s just a coincidence that your spelling and sentence structure is that of a troll. Your obsession with c*ck proves it’s you who is the rope sucker.

          • Onslaught1066

            Thanks for proving the depths of your stupidity. It’s not hard to
            believe that someone as profoundly retarded as you would think that your opinion of the location of a Senator’s office is verifiable fact.

          • Guest

            Thanks again Onshat1066; everytime you post your retarded “opinion” rants, I’ll just respond with this time where you called a Senate Website giving Heitkamp’s office location an “opinion piece” to demonstrate your inability to distinguish between facts and opinions.

            Oh Onshat1066, you’re such a sh*thead!

          • Onslaught1066

            Knock yourself out.

            You’re entitled to your opinion and you prove you know this every time you post.

            FYI BTW no one, other than you, is preventing you from posting a fact every now and again.

          • Guest

            Onshat again defends his possition that a Senator’s address is an “opinion piece.”

            Oh Onshat1066, you’re such a sh*thead!

          • two_amber_lamps

            Hi Gusty!! So you never elucidated as to your motivations for posting on local area hockey blogs while posing as a 5 year old girl…. who does such things? What could possibly be their (sick/twisted) motivations? What normal, well-adjusted individual stoops to such a low? You have a lot to answer for you sick little monkey… lots to answer for…

        • $8194357

          Mary Katherine in the manger?
          How many Mary Katherines ya think there are?

      • camsaure

        Why the comments about the charts then?

  • Carter Wood

    Oh, c’mon. The speeches at the Washington Press Club Foundation’s annual dinner are ALWAYS humorous. Heidi was giving light-hearted remarks appropriate at the event. I hear she was quite good, as was Rep. Jason Chaffetz, albeit he was more cutting.

    All in support of a good cause: http://wpcf.org/about-us/

    • Onslaught1066

      The speeches at the Washington Press Club Foundation’s annual dinner are ALWAYS humorous.

      Again, just your opinion, with no basis in fact.

      • Guest

        An opinion in the same way you content a website giving the address of a Senator is an “opinion piece.”

        • Onslaught1066

          You’re very inarticulate, in an illiterate sort of way, aren’t you?

          • Guest

            You’re very sh*theaded, in a contending that the address of a Senator is “opinion piece,” aren’t you?

          • Onslaught1066

            if you say so.

            You know you can introduce a fact here, you know, if you ever happen to come across one while meandering through life.

      • Carter Wood

        No, I happen to know. I work in the field in Washington. Heidi did a good job, delivered a good speech on behalf of a good cause. Live with it.

        • Onslaught1066

          No, it is your opinion that you know.

          • Carter Wood

            Sigh.

          • Onslaught1066

            Best comment ever.

  • Lianne

    First, all your snarky remarks about her weight are just that, snarky. But, to compare the size of a room or space needed for a man to the size or space needed for a woman is like comparing apples and oranges. Think, for example about a bathroom. Meds, make-up, creams, toothbrushes, hair dryers, curling irons, etc etc etc for a woman vs a razor, toothbrush and comb for a man. come on, guys, she needs her space and lots of it.

    • SusanBeehler

      Your remark is snarky

      • Lianne

        That is what I would expect from you. Are you going to argue that women don’t have more ‘stuff’ than men in rooms, offices, drawers, except for tools, of course. And even them some women out tool some men.

        • SusanBeehler

          Well I don’t know all “women”, it is a little gendercising, I mean generalizing, I mean a little PETTY! I have not seen all their “guns”. Should we have a line up.

  • RCND

    There is new space being built up at UND which the Chancellor says he won’t be using. She could Skype in

    • SusanBeehler

      Or Conrad could come and pick up his charts.

      • Lianne

        She could mail them C.O.D. or don’t they do that anymore with the financial mess of the USPS? Are they of real historical value? Could they not be tossed in the dumpster?

        • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

          You could donate them to the people that were kicked out of their homes due to the Subprime Senator’s meddling. They can burn the charts to keep warm.

          • SusanBeehler

            How thoughtful!?

          • Lianne

            I never thought of that. Good idea. ;-)

        • SusanBeehler

          Or you could just see the humor in a comment and not think it is a “space conspiracy”

      • Jeremiah Glosenger

        Are those the charts showing that the budget committee chairman didn’t produce a budget?

        • SusanBeehler

          I am still waiting for where to meet you for the class.

  • Opinion8ed

    Nothing is too good for these BOOMTOWN folks. It will be interesting to watch her wealth climb as she stays in office. When will she buy her beach home?

    • zipity

      She’s not going to get a beach home. Every time she tries to sit on the beach, people assume she is stranded and try to roll her back into the ocean….

      Thank you….Thank you so much….I’m here all week…Don’t forget to tip your servers….

      • SusanBeehler

        zip it

        • zipity

          Zip it Good. Try to detect it. It’s not too late. To Zip it. Zip it Good….

      • Onslaught1066

        The last time Hidey-ho went to the beach a bunch of hippies tried to push her back into the ocean.

        • zipity

          Hey…Get your own material…..I tell ya, I get no respect…no respect at all….

    • SusanBeehler

      Do you feel better now?

  • Captornado

    “But then, Conrad’s ego isn’t nearly as large as Heitkamp’s.”-Neither is his a$$ I bet!

    • Guest

      Heitkamp’s anorexic compared to the portly owner of this blog.

      • Phil

        You seem to be fixated on a “chubby,” anyone’s “chubby.”

  • ND Observer

    Criticism should be saved for substantive issues, not petty ones. Clearly she was making a joke and the idiots take it seriously. She is in temporary space waiting for an office – not Conrad’s office – so Rob should apologize and write a correction.

    • Onslaught1066

      Ohhh! someone’s a chubby chaser, I see.

      • SusanBeehler

        Not you

        • Onslaught1066

          First true thing you ever said, fatty fat fat hanniturdlet.

  • $8194357

    I’ve seen in several medical clinic waiting rooms they have those big oversize chairs for some of their patients who need two seats..
    Maybe we No Daks could chip in and send her one?

    • SusanBeehler

      Oh yes mighty Christian, your compassion is flowing like blood from a wound.

      • $8194357

        Oh mighty Christian?
        When did Christ say he came only for perfect people, Suzy?
        He would be all alone now huh…Nice of you to point out “my failings”
        tho girl….Ya must got some big cahonnies there your self huh.

        • Onslaught1066

          Well, he/she is still pre op.

          • $8194357

            Radical femminist butch, IMO..
            Always lookin for a “man” to re educate…

          • devilschild

            Who? Susan or Heidi?

          • $8194357

            Yup….

          • Dakotacyr

            I love all you fake Christians on this site, quote the Bible but have no clue about Christ’s teachings.

          • Hal414

            So says the guy who supports killing a baby in the womb.

          • $8194357

            And you being an athiest have such insights into
            “true Christianity”?
            All you got is false moral marxist ideology re branded as social justice critical therory political correctness….

            The Bible calls that “a form of godliness,
            denieng the power thereof”.

            2 Timothy 3:1-7
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            Perilous Times and Perilous Men

            3
            1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
            2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
            3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control,
            brutal, despisers of good,
            4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure
            rather than lovers of God,

            5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.
            And from such people turn away!

            6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
            7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

      • $8194357

        Crave the spirtual milk that you may grow up into the Meat of the Word.
        Us “fake Christians” understand the Meat of the Word will allow
        you to see the deception of the evil one….
        Babies have “limited vision”, huh Suzy…

        1 Peter 2:1-10
        New International Version (NIV)

        2 Therefore,
        rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy,
        and slander of every kind.

        2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk,
        so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

        3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

        The Living Stone and a Chosen People

        4 As you come to him, the living Stone—
        rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—
        5 you also, like living stones,
        are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood,
        offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
        6 For in Scripture it says:

        “See, I lay a stone in Zion,
        a chosen and precious cornerstone,
        and the one who trusts in him
        will never be put to shame.”

        7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious.
        But to those who do not believe,

        “The stone the builders rejected
        has become the cornerstone,”

        8 and,

        “A stone that causes people to stumble
        and a rock that makes them fall.”

        They stumble because they disobey the message—
        which is also what they were destined for.

        9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
        God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him
        who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

        10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God;
        once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

      • $8194357

        2 Timothy 3:1-7
        New King James Version (NKJV)

        Perilous Times and Perilous Men

        3
        1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
        2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
        3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control,
        brutal, despisers of good,
        4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure
        rather than lovers of God,

        5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.
        And from such people turn away!

        6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
        7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

  • 11B40

    Greetings:

    Me, I’m thinking that the office isn’t satisfied with the size of Heidi Hei.

  • John_Wayne_American

    She should just be thankful she didnt run fro US House, their offices are a third the size of Senate offices, because they only need staff to serve ~800K constiuents, whereas the Senators have to serve the whole state and that could be millions or tens of millions.

    I was at both Berg and Hoevens Office, last May.

    Hoevens was a castle compared to Bergs dorm room. 7-9 people working what would be a nice size 2 room motel suite. with a small office to the side for the congressmen. Then add to that the fact that many congressmen actually do live in their offices pulling out the couch every night and showering in the Gym downstairs.

    For Heidi to move directly into Conrad’s old office with all his seniority (ability to move to something better) I’m thinking she has nothing to bitch about.

    At this time in Hoevens first year he was still in the basement and Berg didn’t get moved into his till June??? Their office was some temp meeting room.

    She should just call Obama, she could apologize for bashing his stance on the 2nd amendment, and he’d give her an office in the West Wing, maybe a Sec. of Energy gig so she can have her own building and department.

  • Janne Myrdal

    one of the bigger offices actually how did she avoid the lottery of freshmen I wonder???

    • Dakotacyr

      what are you talking about?

      • Hal414

        The chubby Senator from ND complained about Countrywide Conrad leaving his crap in his old office. This has caused some to believe that a freshman Senator was able to get an office that a more senior leech was able to obtain in the office lottery.

        • Dakotacyr

          Hey, dummies, she was giving a humorous speech at a congressional dinner. You might want to know what you are talking about. You guys are just hilarious!

  • joe mauer

    I get it now. We can make fat jokes while he’s gone, but when he’s here they are off limits. Thanks.

  • slackwarerobert

    All this time we have been screaming at them for wasting money, and all it takes is a couple charts stuck in their office to stop them.

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