Congress Freshmen Going To Sleep In Their Offices, Pretend They're Not Insiders
Cool story, WaSteJo:
Rep.-elect Tim Griffin, an Army reservist, stood near the gym in the Rayburn House Office Building and used some compass software on his phone to navigate the paths to potential offices.
"We want to get as close to Rayburn as possible," Mr. Griffin, an Arkansas Republican, told an aide. "I've got to walk all the way down this hall in the morning."...Mr. Griffin plans to fly home to Arkansas and his family after the last vote each week."
The larger and unmentioned chunk of Griffin's resume is that of a political pro who's spent most of his adult life in Washington (and not sleeping at the office): He's a former GOP staffer, RNC and Bush campaign oppo hand, and Bush Administration official who was Karl Rove's aide in some of the bitterest battles of the '04 campaign.
Don't get scared away by all the sandstone buildings and horrifyingly large pizza slices, little hick! If they have that in your new home in Arkansas, that is. [Ben Smith]