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The supercommittee’s Halloween agenda

Sen. Patty Murray, right, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, left ... or is it the other way around? (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

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?

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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