“You know those Lance Armstrong Live Strong yellow bracelets?” a tipster, who works in governmental affairs at a big telecom company, wrote in an e-mail. He said his boss received “a red Santorum 2006 version.”
“DISGUSTING!!” he wrote. “Taking the symbol of a noble and worthy cause like fighting cancer and turning it into a cheap political stunt is low even for Santorum.”
Davis, the Santorum spokeswoman, rolled her eyes at the complaint, saying the campaign hands out lots of campaign souvenirs.
“A lot of different organizations have been making similar bracelets,” she said.
Watch Out, Tony. Just a heads-up to White House spokesman Tony Snow: Friday could turn into the Day of the Living Press Secretaries.
The Senate Press Secretary Association is scheduled to take a little field trip to the White House Friday morning to attend Snow’s 8 a.m. briefing.
“We are pleased to announce that the White House has invited a space-limited SPSA group to the White House this Friday, Sept. 22 for a morning briefing with Tony Snow, the White House Press Secretary,” the announcement said.
Unclear yet how many press secretaries have signed up, or whether they’ll be invited to ask questions, or how many questions about the detainee legislation Snow might punt to them.
Mr. Grant! Actress Mary Tyler Moore is coming to Capitol Hill today to promote a new magazine published by the National Institutes of Health. Moore graces the fall cover of the magazine, which is called Medline Plus, and even writes a poem about her battle with diabetes.
Moore, best known for her eponymous 1970s sitcom, is scheduled to hold a news conference in the Capitol this morning with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Reps. Ralph Regula (R-Ohio) and Mike Castle (R-Del.), who co-chair the Congressional Diabetes Caucus.
Maybe she’ll bump into Jewel, who’s also tooling around the Capitol today, doing her bit to stop “drive-through mastectomies.”
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Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.