Everyone’s starting to feel it – this legislative session has gone on too long already. Lenette Bendio, attaché in the legislative bill and mail room, decided to announce her feelings about it today by hanging a bright red “Out of Order” sign around her neck. “We’ve been here three months – that’s long enough,” she said gruffly, adding that she felt a “little levity” was in order along with the message.
Her move was the first, but immediately afterward, the first ugly ties of the spring began to sprout on members of the Statehouse press corps. That’s a tradition started by former longtime AP correspondent Bob Fick – wearing a tie so awful that legislators looking at it might become so disgusted they’d wrap up their session and go home for the year.
Ricardo Ochoa of Idaho Public TV donned his flowery number this morning and asked if it qualified as an ugly tie. The ladies in the bill and mail room all agreed – it did.