karl_lembke (karl_lembke) wrote,

Harry Potter and the US Congress

(Note: I hope the lj cut works in this format. If it doesn't, I'll fix
it when I'm out from behind the web-senseless firewall.)

From California
by Michael Ackley:

Harry Potter spells lesson for congressional muggles

"Heavens to Betsy!" exclaimed Howard Bashford. "Amy, look at this."

Bashford, top aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Amy Handleman, who held the same position under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were perusing J.K. Rowling's latest "Harry Potter" book, looking for material their bosses might quote to enhance their pop-culture credibility.

"What is it?" asked Handleman, looking up from her copy of "The Deathly Hallows."

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