Friday, January 5, 2007

The Politics of the Candy Jar at Work

You thought the staff meetings where they talk about who’s responsible for filling the candy jar at the reception desk were difficult!

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Looks like the non-re-election of Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania will have a lasting effect on the Senate.

Santorum was responsible for the “candy desk” which has been around since the sixties. Anyone holding that desk has traditionally been responsible for supplying treats to the Senators and staff. Santorum, as the Pennsylvania Senator, was given candy by his home state producers (Just Born, Goldenberg’s & Hershey’s) as ethics rules allow. But the new occupant of the seat is from a non-sweet producing state, Wyoming.

Read more here at the Wall Street Journal. (Story found via ObscureStore)

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:39 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyNews

Comments
  1. Hahahahahahahaha! That’s too funny!

    Comment by Sera on 1/05/07 at 8:26 am #
  2. Great story! One of my co-workers keeps a candy jar that several of us take turns filling.

    Comment by Jodi on 1/05/07 at 8:36 am #
  3. How can there be a “non sweet producing state”? I don’t think I could live there, definitely ...

    Comment by Elspeth on 1/05/07 at 11:00 am #

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