It's a hazard of the job, we imagine, posing with PR-generated costumed characters. But from the looks of it, most pols don't seem to mind too much.
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) is the latest solon to flash his pearly whites alongside a grown person playing dress-up as a commercial product.
Heller was, in fact, so tickled by the event that he documented it with a Twitter post/pic:
(Courtesy Sen. Dean Heller)
We contacted his office to find out whether Mrs. Heller was as taken with the pic as the Senator anticipated, but we have yet to hear back about how the goofy photo-op ultimately went over.
Heller joins the fraternity of fellow lawmakers caught keeping company with cartoon characters, including:
Dennis the Menace, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Curious George
(Courtesy U.S. Department of Commerce)