Oh, the things we learn reading the HOH stacks, such as this gem from the Feb. 26, 1996 edition of Roll Call by reporter Craig Winneker:
Above and Beyond Dept. The things Members do to help constituents. Consider the following letter from Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-Mich) to Agriculture Department official P. Scott Shearer: "Dear Mr. Shearer: I am writing to you on behalf of Mr. R. Miles Handy II, President, Oink-Oink Inc., 15526 Dale, Detroit, MI 48223. "According to Mr. Handy, The United States Department of Agriculture was allowing Oink-Oink to purchase pork penises for use as a pet treat. They were purchasing the raw product from Iowa Packing Company. After several months of doing so, the USDA began to 'dye the raw penises green.' As a result of this, Oink-Oink Inc. is unable to use them because of this discoloration. "I would greatly appreciate your comment on this situation." Knollenberg's press secretary, Frank Maisano, told HOH Friday that "as far as our pets are concerned, parts is parts." He added that the Congressman was concerned "about Michigan jobs and allowing our pets to have the choices they deserve." Oh, and HOH suggests checking the label on Fido's next box of biscuits.