Sunday, November 19, 2006

Where Will Corker's Senate Office Be?

U.S. Senators are assigned office space based on seniority, so new members get the bottom of the barrel. James Carroll tells a story about Evan Bayh's first office following his election to the Senate in 1998:

His temporary offices for six months were in the basement of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, next to where the trash was left for collection.

One day, a group of CEOs from major Indiana companies was visiting him.

"One guy finally got up his courage and said, 'Evan, who did you p*** off?' " Bayh said.

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