Yesterday I penned a piece in this space about former Massachusetts senator (and underwear model) Scott Brown jumping the border so that he could run for a seat in the Senate from New Hampshire. Anything to keep his snout in the public trough.
In that piece I also referenced the residential issues of Senator Pat Roberts from Kansas. His primary problem is that he actually has no residence in the state that keeps sending him to Congress. (That same issue cost Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana his cushy job two years ago.) Senator Roberts, who has a "voting" residence in Dodge City, finally has admitted that it is the home of some friends and donors, and that he rents a "timeshare" recliner at the home for $300 a month.
If not even maintaining a home in the state that has sent him to the Senate for three terms doesn't make Pat Roberts the dumbest member of the Senate, then paying $300 a month for the occasional use of a chair surely must!
Pat Roberts, a Republican (of course), is now facing an a stiff primary challenge from an angry tea-bagger, a situation which has sent him veering somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan, and even Sam Brownback. He is likely to be in Kansas many, many times this spring and summer, and will no doubt give that La-Z-Boy a really good workout!
These Washington, D.C. residents are really a hoot!