Never mind what that bitter old grump President Harry Truman said about folks in Washington having to turn to pets for genuine affection.
A chain of obviously uncomfortable congressional leaders Tuesday proved once again that friendship is the only ship you just can’t sink.
The question is: who embodies the spirit of camaraderie better?
House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.; and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., gently swaying together during the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony?
Or Girl Scout Troop 16108 from Eden Prairie, Minn.?
Ex-Sen. Scott P. Brown must be ecstatic about having his former colleague, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, stump for him Tuesday on her home turf of New Hampshire.
Unless, of course, she sticks with the script from the 2012 cycle.
“It’s my honor to introduce you to a fantastic senator who represents Massachusetts, who is your voice — not anyone else’s voice — and that is Sen. Scott Brown,” Ayotte assured a room of cheering Bay Staters in the run-up to the last election. (Democrat Elizabeth Warren defeated Brown in November 2012.)
The one-time Massachusetts Republican is expected to receive Ayotte’s blessing, along with nods from former New Hampshire governors Steve Merrill and Craig Benson, around 3 p.m. during a presser at the nostalgic Norton’s Classic Café in Nashua, N.H.
“I’m honored to have earned the support of these respected New Hampshire leaders,” Brown asserted in a release. “I’m looking forward to working with them toward a victory in the fall, and joining Senator Ayotte in the Senate to help her fight for more good-paying jobs, a repeal of ObamaCare and restoring Granite State principles to our congressional delegation.”
It’s all the same once you’ve got the seat, right?
It’s hard to believe, but Team HOH was actually entrusted with giving a presentation at the CQ Roll Call annual meeting recently.
How did it go? Well, we’re still employed (so far). Helping us out with our series of one-liners was ace Roll Call video editor J.M. Rieger, who wove together the following video that demonstrated that we at HOH will always have plenty of material to work with, as long as Congress is in session. In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, let’s take a look: