CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Dr. Stabby and an under-the-bus wife star in tonight’s starter:

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson pointed to his wife when pressed about the purchase of a $31,000 dining set with taxpayer money, despite internal HUD emails claiming he also had a part in selecting the furniture. Carson, testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, said he left decisions with his wife, Candy Carson, and was shocked to hear how much it cost.

“I asked my wife also to help me with that, they showed us some catalogues, the prices were beyond what I wanted to pay, I made it clear that that just didn’t seem right to me, and I left it with my wife,” Carson said of the furniture selections. “I said, ‘Help choose something.’ The next thing that I quite frankly heard about it, was this $31,000 thousand dollar table had been bought. I said, ‘What the heck is that all about?'”