Comments on: Rascist or Just Silly? http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=9546 A rough draft of my thoughts... Mon, 08 May 2006 18:18:03 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5.1.2 by: bryan http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=9546#comment-474117 Sat, 11 Mar 2006 16:59:41 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=9546#comment-474117 I ate in the Senate dining room once, and that figure doesn't seem too out of line. Indeed, the group of students I was with opted for sandwiches because the regular meals were too high. And, as usual, Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment. I ate in the Senate dining room once, and that figure doesn’t seem too out of line. Indeed, the group of students I was with opted for sandwiches because the regular meals were too high.

And, as usual, Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.

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by: pennywit http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=9546#comment-472779 Sat, 11 Mar 2006 04:43:22 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=9546#comment-472779 I vote for silly. The "dining out" page <a href="http://www.fancyford.com/dine/" rel="nofollow">says</a>: <blockquote>And just in case he gets hungry while working, he can spend his campaign cash at the U.S. House Members' Dining Room, where he spent $3,100 in 60 visits in 2005.</blockquote> I'm going to remain silent on whether the campaign cash was used properly, etc., but I hit my calculator: $3,100 divided by 60 visits yields $51.67 per meal. Now, I don't know about prices in the House dining room, but I <strong>do</strong> know that $51.67 is not actually pretty standard for dinner for 2 (appetizer, main course, dessert, perhaps an alcoholic beverage) at a medium-upscale restaurant in DC. --¦PW¦-- I vote for silly. The “dining out” page says:

And just in case he gets hungry while working, he can spend his campaign cash at the U.S. House Members’ Dining Room, where he spent $3,100 in 60 visits in 2005.

I’m going to remain silent on whether the campaign cash was used properly, etc., but I hit my calculator: $3,100 divided by 60 visits yields $51.67 per meal. Now, I don’t know about prices in the House dining room, but I do know that $51.67 is not actually pretty standard for dinner for 2 (appetizer, main course, dessert, perhaps an alcoholic beverage) at a medium-upscale restaurant in DC.

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