Like the “G.I. Joe” public service announcements say: Knowing is half the battle. If that’s true, Capitol Hill staffers have HOH to thank for being informed that getting loaded in Annapolis and trying to bribe people with pecans is a bad idea.
You’re welcome, America.
HOH has learned that at least one House committee is planning to include HOH’s “Rep. Palazzo’s Hill Staffers Gone Wild — Show Us Your Pecans!” story in its intern orientation binder. We take it as a compliment.
The story of overzealous party planner Whitney Donald, scheduler for Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), will serve as a warning for Washington young ’uns new to the Hill and drunk on junior-level power.
A Palazzo spokesman told the Biloxi Sun Herald that Donald and Richard McKay, were the only Palazzo staffers involved in the party. They have been fired.
The waterfront property was rented for two nights and one day for $1,300. Donald put the deposit, which was forfeited, on her credit card. The card used the Cannon House Office Building as the billing address, but, according to Palazzo’s office, was not an official purchase card. Donald paid the balance with a check from the Congressional Federal Credit Union.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.