From our neighbor the Socialist State of Maryland:
The American Mustache Institute presented Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R) with a proposal called the Stache Act, which calls for a $250 tax deduction for grooming products for mustachioed men. Due to a media request for information it got forwarded to the House Ways and Means Committee. His office should have shredded the thing when it first came in. Political opponents who are challenging him this year have jumped on it as a sign that Bartlett, who himself has a mustache, supports the measure and hence is out of touch with his financially suffering constituents. His chief of staff responded: "Roscoe is pro-stache, but he does not believe Americans should pay for people's personal grooming decisions." More here.
The other incident that was getting a lot of chatter yesterday concerned Prince George's County council woman Karen Toles, who was clocked doing more than 100 mph on the Beltway. In a county car. Said she was late for a meeting. First question - Where the heck is there any place on the D.C. Beltway where you can possibly move that fast? Every time I'm on it I'm lucky to hit 50 mph. Second question, and the one everybody is asking is - How is it that all she got was a ticket for an illegal lane change? More here.