Amid a discussion this morning about global warming/climate change in the Iowa Senate, Senator Nancy Boettger got a chance to speak and she thanked the freshmen in the Iowa Senate for picking up the tab last night for dinner. It appears the 50 senators went out to dinner together last night and the newbies paid the bill.
Boettger called it a “great tradition” of the club/senate. “It was a great meal, great time and good fellowship and we thank you all very much and welcome you to the Iowa Senate,” she said.
Senator Paul McKinley, the leader of Senate Republicans added: “I think we had a thawing of relations across the aisle there and it was a very, very good event and I want to thank them.” The “them” would be the rookie senators. McKinley then offered up a “great macaroni and cheese recipe” to Senator Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids). Me thinks there’s an inside story there.