By Judy Kurtz - 01/24/12 12:50 AM EST
The Girl Scouts are coming to the Capitol, and they’re bringing Thin Mint cake!
OK, now that ITK has your attention with thoughts of mint-chocolaty goodness that tastes just like the famous Girl Scouts’ cookie flavor, we can provide the details on the arrival of the cake.
On Feb. 1, they’re launching what they’re dubbing the “Year of the Girl” with a dialogue on leadership in the Cannon House Office Building. And yes, that’s where the Thin Mint cake is headed.
To get in the spirit of the cookie-selling season (aka the most wonderful time of year for Tagalong and Do-Si-Do lovers who don’t mind dropping four bucks a box), in each ITK column leading up to the sugar-coated leadership event, we’ll bring you the Girl Scout cookie of choice from different members of Congress.
Today’s favorite flavor comes from Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), whose district just happens to be the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts, and gets its own baked good: “In terms of my favorite Girl Scout cookie, it’s certainly the brand-new 100-year anniversary cookie called the ‘Savannah Smiles,’ named after Juliette Gordon Low’s hometown, which Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) and I have the honor of representing.”
Kingston tells us, “I think everybody you meet in the United States of America has a fondness for Girl Scout cookies because we all remember the fourth grade, when our female classmates and sisters started selling them to us. Back then they were a quarter … whatever they cost now, I think it’s four dollars a box, it’s still one of the best bargains that we all have an opportunity to participate in.”