Rats in Government

Rats are infesting the Patrick Henry Building off Capitol Square, which, due to renovation work at the state Capitol, will serve as temporary home to the governor’s office and the General Assembly during the 2006 session. The Department of General Services has moved aggressively to get rid of the rodents, says director of engineering and buildings Richard Sliwoski, but “the rats are pretty smart.”

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has the story here. The symbolism speaks for itself.

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  1. James Atticus Bowden Avatar
    James Atticus Bowden

    Story begs several questions: Are these rats registered to vote? Are they more likely to vote for Kilgore, Kaine or Potts? How can they be taxed more? Are any of them lobbyists?

  2. Anonymous Avatar

    And will they remove the poisons and traps for safety’s sake when the General Assembly occupies the building in January?

  3. I’ve heard rumors of political rats on the third floor.

    ~ the blue dog

  4. theShadow Avatar

    I’ve also heard the pork rinds are responsible for a few dissappearances from the press pool…

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