Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Heartless Bureaucracy

Vice President Dick Cheney has found a silver lining to his being evicted from his Capitol office.

New lobbying reform laws have banned the American Heart Association from offering free CPR classes for Heart and Senate staffers.

It violates the gift ban because it includes:
  • a box lunch
  • a CPR kit -- including a training DVD & practice dummy
  • an hour long lesson
The heartless House Ethics Committee considers the contents a "thing of value" and therefore banned under the new rules.

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