But the allegations and bizarre anecdotes certainly didn't end with the off-color remark -- "What I really ought to be doing is fracking you" -- which Massa admitted to making to a staffer at a wedding reception on New Year's Eve. He originally described that comment as the lone offending incident that was exploited by his enemies to bring him down -- but aides apparently complained about others and several of Massa's former Navy shipmates have gone on record detailing a pattern of inappropriate behavior.
One shipmate told The Atlantic that Massa was known for giving "Massa Massages" to the other men on board.
The shipmate also said Massa once climbed up to his roommate's top bunk to attempt to execute a sexual maneuver known as snorkeling -- for more information go to UrbanDictionary.com.
"He wakes up to Massa undoing his pants trying to snorkel him," the shipmate told The Atlantic.
I consider myself somewhat of an expert on UrbanDictionary, and even I hadn't heard of "snorkeling."
The real story here is that the Democratic leadership may have sat on this information until they had an opportunity to use it to twist arms. But that's not nearly as funny as the snorkeling tickle-fiend.