He's the gossip gift that keeps on giving.
Several weeks after Yeas & Nays received fake e-mails from a Rolling Stone magazine writer and a Bahamian diplomat defending Washington's Nelson Lewis, who was arrested after allegedly identifying himself as a member of Congress to U.S. Capitol Police, and who also told folks around town that he wrote for the music magazine and held the esteemed title of minister plenipotentiary for artistic endeavors to the Bahamas, Lewis apparently tried to fool Page Six as well. (Both of those claims, by the way, weren't true).
According to the New York Post gossip column, Lewis called the paper and identified himself as Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis, a "distant cousin" of Nelson Lewis who was annoyed that Page Six referred to Washington's Lewis as a "social climber." Upon being challenged by the paper's reporters, "Kenneth Lewis" broke down and said he was indeed Nelson Lewis on the phone, blaming his problems, in part, because he was "emasculated" by his former boss Laura Ingraham.
Before calling the Post, "Kenneth Lewis" had also sent an e-mail to the paper from what looks to be another fake e-mail address that said: "We are distant cousins, once removed. But I admire him. Nelson is talented, he won an Emmy. He is just misunderstood. He was wearing the pin as a mark of respect to the congressman. He is spending some time out of Washington and pushing reset on his life."
Lewis told Page Six that he's at the Menninger Clinic in Texas for chronic lying. Lewis' attorney would not comment to Yeas & Nays.
The Washington Examiner's Scott McCabe originally reported on Lewis' arrest. And then Yeas & Nays did a follow-up piece on faux Congressional pins being readily available at Capitol Hill gift stores.