My 2 Cents: Congressmen Treating Capitol Like A Frat House

Monday, February 14th 2011, 11:16 pm
By: News 9

Kelly Ogle, News 9

The old saying "cutting off your nose to spite your face" seems especially fitting for a watchdog group that's criticizing three Oklahoma Congressmen. They, and several other members, have been saving money by sleeping in their Capitol offices.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said they're breaking the rules and using their offices for personal gain, treating the Capitol like a frat house.

Muskogee Congressman Dan Boren, of the "Slumber Party," told me that's hardly the case.

"It's definitely not a frat house. The people that are sleeping in their offices are doing it so they can work harder. They're not having any wild parties or anything like that," said Boren.

Heaven forbid anyone in Washington show any economic prudence by roughing it a bit and saving themselves some money.

Seems absurd that a watchdog group would be criticizing them for that.

Again I don't want my Congressman to enjoy Washington too much.

Congressman Boren put it this way.

"You don't want to get the Potomac fever. So you don't want to feel like this is home," added Boren.

Well put. And sweet dreams tonight Congressman.

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