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.?