Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis couldn't resist needling Sen. Gary Schroeder, R-Moscow, after the news today that a package addressed to him - and apparently containing hair-care products - triggered a bomb scare yesterday that temporarily shut down the state mail room and the parking garage above it. "I guess all of you know why I'm so beautiful now," Schroeder responded, addressing the Senate. But, he explained, the package actually was for a female House member, and he had agreed to pick it up for her and bring it to Boise, but had forgotten. So he asked his office to just send it to him at the Statehouse so he could pass it along. "In it were hair-care products for females, including a curling iron and hair-care products," Schroeder said. "I'm very grateful that they're watching over us that closely. I can't take credit for having such good hair because I have good products. It was just me doing a favor for someone."
The next senator to rise for an announcement, Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, said his announcement had "nothing to do with hair care, although I'm glad my name was not on that box." A laughing Schroeder then made a show of combing his hair when a reporter stopped by his desk to snap a picture.