Remember back when the cool thing for members of Congress to do was to find a date from across the aisle for the State of the Union address?
Well, that was sooo 10 months ago. The new trend in bipartisanship: dressing up as your favorite member of the opposite party.
At least that’s what Sen. Patty Murray is doing. The Washington Democrat, who is co-chairing the debt-reduction “supercommittee,” joked (or so we think) to our colleague Paul Kane that her Halloween costume this year would be an homage to her Republican co-chairman, Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas.
“I’m coming as Jeb,” she quipped.
We’re pretty sure you can’t pick up a Hensarling get-up at your neighborhood costume store. And what would it look like, anyway? Maybe a cape and a suit emblazoned with an “S” for supercommittee?