Friday, July 17, 2009

Heard: Up for Reelection?

Last summer (2008) my parents were visiting DC and I booked a tour of the Capitol through a local congressman. The summer intern who led our tour had apparently not read all of the orientation materials or, for that matter, paid attention during high school government class. One of the guests on our tour asked the intern, "Is you boss up for reelection this year?" The intern replied, "You know, that's a really good question. I don't know if he is this time around." At an opportune moment I whispered to her, "Your boss is a member of the House of Representatives. He's up for reelection every even-numbered year."