Heard on the Hill

Capitol Hill Fox: Our Once and Future King

We’re not ready to plunge into a Whovian wormhole and declare that the Capitol Hill Fox has been around for centuries. But stunning new evidence could send others spiraling.

The Architect of the Capitol’s unearthing of a faded photo of a man cradling a fox in front of the Capitol back in 1919 is just the latest piece of the mind-scrambling puzzle that is the CHF.

There are some who believe the red-haired rascal may be new in town. Administration types suspect the CHF is not working alone.

And still others are totally confused about the seemingly misdirected media worship.

“I thought Congresswoman [Kristi] Noem was the only fox at the Capitol,” a presumed fan of the South Dakota Republican quipped on reddit.

(Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

(Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

All we know is that people cannot get enough of the constantly commuting critter.