03/03/10 In Capitol Hill parlance, the “Cardinals” are the 13 chairmen of House Appropriations subcommittees. If that’s the case, then the head of the full committee, Rep. David Obey, must be Pope.
[Rep. David Obey D-WI]
[Notes taped to the huge mirror in the Chairman’s office in the U.S. Capitol. That’s a painting of President Garfield reflected on the far wall.]