Jeff Flake Fears No Contest at Spelling Bee
Spelling bee veteran Sen. Jeff Flake Wednesday is returning to the tongue-tying trenches for the National Press Club’s latest “Politicians vs. Press” spelling bee bout — mostly because he’s antsy after staying put all summer long.
“I didn’t go to a desert island this year, so I need a challenge,” the Arizona Republican told HOH of his decision to engage again in the friendly competition. Flake famously flamed out of the 2013 war of words after failing to deconstruct “malfeasance.”
Just exited the congress/journalist charity spelling bee on the word “malfeasance”. For the record, I can’t even SPELL malfeasance…
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) September 19, 2013