White House jobs aren’t the only gigs where it helps to know people: The co-owner of Gypsy Sally’s is a childhood friend of Power’s, the furloughed fed told friends in an e-mail inviting them to visit him for his first turn behind the taps Thursday night.
The bar is offering deals for federal workers, but some customers from the private sector can save money, too. Power ran the gig by the ethics officials, and got the okay — with one caveat: He can’t take tips from folks who might have business with his office.
“The only restriction is that if you do telecom work in the private sector, you can’t tip me when I pour you a beer,” he writes in the e-mail. “How much better can it get?”