Hooters, the nationwide restaurant chain that proudly claims to be “delightfully tacky yet unrefined,” is inviting Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy to pay them a visit.
In a web chat with readers of the Syracuse Post-Standard on Thursday, Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick was asked whether he has any interest in becoming lieutenant governor. On Wednesday, Duffy revealed he wouldn’t be seeking re-election in the fall.
Fitzpatrick gave a — ahem — colorful response.
“Being Lt. Governor in New York is kind of like being a baby changing station in a Hooter’s Men’s Room,” Fitzpatrick wrote. “It’s very useful, but you just don’t get a lot of work.”
That prompted a playful response via Twitter from Duffy, who publicly professed he had never been to a Hooters. The restaurant, of course, is best known for dressing their waitresses in low-cut tops and short, orange shorts.
@TeriKWeaver Teri: It is hard to respond to Bill Fitzpatrick's quote as I have never been inside of a Hooters Restaurant. (LOL)
— Robert Duffy (@LtGovDuffyNY) May 8, 2014
In an email Friday, Hooters spokeswoman Chantal O’Connell extended an open invitation to Duffy.
“In regard to Lt. Gov. Duffy never having visited a Hooters restaurant before — we’d definitely like to change that so please let him know he’d be welcome to visit any time :),” O’Connell wrote.
And O’Connell confirmed one other piece of information: Hooters does not, in fact, have baby-changing stations in their men’s bathrooms.
“But many of the women’s bathrooms do indeed have them installed!,” O’Connell wrote.