Cutting Room Floor: Irish Eyes Are Searching

Posted March 20, 2009 at 5:01pm

[IMGCAP(1)]While the statues look one way, Secret Service agents perched on the roof of the Capitol last week look the other. It was St. Patrick’s Day, and the Capitol was crammed with VIPs for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) annual luncheon to mark the holiday. As this photo was taken, Pelosi, President Barack Obama, Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) were preparing to walk — not jig — down the East Front steps.