Mika Brzezinski revealed that she once saw Jimmy Carter in nothing but a Speedo in her appearance on "Letterman" on Tuesday night.
The "Morning Joe" co-host recounted her colorful childhood as the daughter of Carter's national security advisor. Brzezinski jokingly called her family the "Polish hillbillies of Washington."
She described sitting in on a secret meeting between her parents and Yasser Arafat in her early teens, and having heads of state over for dinner.
"You got to know Jimmy Carter?" Letterman asked.
"I did. I... I... I saw him in a Speedo," Brzezinski said, looking embarrassed at the admission. "Wow, I don’t know why I just said that. I'm a little nervous."
She explained that it happened at Camp David. She also told Letterman that one of her brothers grew up to be a Republican, so “he didn’t turn out so well."
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