What is your favorite office tchotchke?

Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.): “A picture of my children with President Clinton.”

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.): [Jokingly] “I’m the head of the Tchotchke Caucus. As chairman, I believe we shouldn’t choose one tchotchke over another. So I’m tchotchke-neutral.”

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.): “The pillow from ‘The Wizard of Oz.’”

Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.): “A statue I have with the thumb up. I do that [thumbs-up] on election night.”

Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.): “I had four pictures of the four presidents on Rushmore in ’91 when I was a staffer. Now they’re hanging on my wall as a member.”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.): “A little elephant my mom gave me.”

Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.): “Have you been in my office? It is Tchotchke Land.” Some of Berkley’s most prized tchotchkes include snow globes, figurines of animals playing poker and the piano, and a neon sign (currently in the shop for repairs).

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.): “My [model] Lockheed Martin cargo plane, a C-130.”

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.): “Yackle Ball — it’s a big [foam] ‘X’ and at staff meetings we throw it around. I’m the only one [on the] staff that has broken anything with it.”

Rep. Bill Sali (R-Idaho):
“The American flag on my wall. When the band was playing in Kabul in Afghanistan for the troops, they (the troops) presented us the flag that was flown over their base.”