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January 19, 2007

its the details that scare me

Taking Power, Sharing Cereal - New York Times :: a story about some of the highest ranking senators in DC bunking together, frat-house style.

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I'm pretty happy that members of Congress are living in humble surroundings, instead of in DC mansions. Boarding houses for high-ranking officials are an anceient tradition in the Nation's Capital. On Mar. 4, 1801, when Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated President, he walked to the ceremony from his residence, Conrad and McCunn's boarding house. Afterwards, he returned to the boarding house for dinner. Every seat was taken. At first, nobody offered him a seat. After awhile, the wife of a Kentucky senator offered him her seat. Jefferson politely declined.

Posted by: Egregious at January 19, 2007 1:25 PM

I agree that it's great they are bunking together. It's nice to see that they're all human... although something tells me you'd find fewer republican houses with guys sitting around in their boxers.

Posted by: Anita at January 19, 2007 11:47 PM

Senatorial Dignity?
More than I ever wanted to know.
When will they be on Trading Spaces with members of the House?

Posted by: sen at January 20, 2007 4:32 AM

I think this is genius really. I mean sure there should probably be an air of dignity around the leaders of the nation but by living together they not only build a stronger relationship but also exercises their ability to be civil with each other. Not to mention this allows them to accomplish more as they can work together in congress and at home. Breeds a sort of college atmosphere.

Posted by: Greg P. at January 22, 2007 12:49 AM

Very interesting - and a little strange. Not what you envision the life of a high powered politician being, precisely.

In a way, it's reassuring!

Posted by: Alice at January 22, 2007 3:17 PM

Drattit - archived at the Times and accessible only with $. Do you know about NY Times Genlink?


You can drag a javascript bookmarklet from that site onto your tool bar that will give you a timeless link (for RSS purposes) to articles. Very cool for blogging the NY Times.

Posted by: Jan / The Faux Press at February 12, 2007 8:03 AM

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