Kitty Felde

Jelly beans and rubber band wars on Capitol Hill

Members of Congress are pretty busy people, so I spend a lot of time waiting around in reception areas.  Last night, I stumbled upon two odd facts:

The Ronald Reagan centennial has left its legacy on GOP offices.  Jelly beans - President Reagan's favorite - can be found in lots of California Republican members' offices.  (Wish he was a Sees candy fan...)

And there appears to be a rubber band war going on.  No, nobody's shooting them across the House floor.  I saw three or four gigantic balls made out of rubber bands on the desks of various staffers.  Apparently there's a lot of mail coming in to the office held together with rubber bands, but not much need for them after that.  Got any suggestions for using those rubber band balls?

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