By Judy Kurtz - 07/28/11 12:08 AM EDT
A heat wave is taking over Washington, and lawmakers, just like the rest of us, are doing everything they can to escape the sizzling temps.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) says the only way to avoid the hot spell is by “staying inside on some days and then staying out on the water on other days.” But here’s a real scorcher — Landrieu claims that between summers in Washington or her native Louisiana, it’s hotter on Capitol Hill, exclaiming, “Oh, it’s worse!”
Insects aside, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) takes a more Zen-like approach to Washington’s warmth, saying, “I basically try to take a deep breath.”
But Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) might have the most logical way of dealing with the record-high hotness: “Stay inside.”