Poolside, in between kegstands, LaHood told reporters that he had to respect the wishes of government officials like Florida's Governor Rick Scott, who recently rejected $2.4 billion in federal high speed rail money.
"If nobody wants it, we might as well use it for something that benefits the American people. This party is benefitting a whole lot of Americans here today," said LaHood who then turned to the crowd. "Am I right, ladies?"
Loud screams erupted, and a bikini top was thrown just inches over the head of LaHood.
"So we can't build a high speed rail line," LaHood conceded. "But we can do a conga line!"