That time Nancy Pelosi met Cookie Monster

We knew House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Cookie Monster had one thing in common: a sweet tooth. Turns out Pelosi, a confessed choco-holic, and the pastry-munching Muppet also share a hunger to do nice things for wounded troops.

The two met on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where the USO sponsored an event to assemble 1,500 care packages for wounded and sick service members.  Dozens of members of Congress, including Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) (who is herself a double -amputee who served in the Iraq war) pitched in to fill the packs with personal-care items that injured military folks need — but, alas, no cookies.

Here’s photographic evidence of the meeting:

(Photo courtesy of the USO)
(Photo courtesy of the USO)
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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