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Democratic Rep. John Dingell: 'What's a Kardashian?'

The octogenarian Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was one of the sacred few Americans who had never heard of Kim Kardashian. Unfortunately for him, that all changed today.

Rewind to Monday evening, when a fellow supervising the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water's Twitter happened to reach C-list celebrity status in the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and accidentally tweeted her promotion from the official EPA account:

As the Dean of the House of Representatives and an author of the Clean Water Act, Dingell was justly concerned and decided to publicly check that everything was copacetic at the EPA:

After deleting the Kardashian tweet this morning, the office apologized and tagged Kim Kardashian, thanking her for the publicity. Dingell has now been fully briefed on the issue, joining thousands of Americans nonplussed by the reasons behind the socialite's fame. --Sabrina Imbler