With control of the Senate up for grabs this fall and little else to do while their bosses furiously campaign to keep collecting paychecks, congressional staffers have taken to their own type of fantasy role-playing: plotting out the new boss’s next move.
A bemused political observer noted, for instance, that Democratic support staff have begun speculating as to how Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., might shake up the establishment should the GOP reclaim the majority come November.
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Should the current power structure flip-flop, sitting Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., would be obliged to hand over the gavel to Inhofe.
“There’s a sort of game going on among the Hill staff to decide how he would rename the [Environmental Protection Agency] building, given the chance: The George W Bush EPA building, The Koch Brothers EPA building, etc.,” our source relayed via email.
Either scenario would, naturally, enrage longstanding environmental stewards. Full story