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Don’t Send Any Valentines To Congress

From the Politico:

Capitol cracks down on Cupid

February 07, 2011

The Capitol is cracking down on Cupid this week, according to a sergeant at arms e-mail sent Monday to Senate staffers, warning that they should ask their friends and partners to refrain from sending Valentine’s Day deliveries to work.

Given Congress’s record low approval rating, is this really such a problem? Of course this could be a nefarious plot to make the new Tea Party members feel unloved.

In the e-mail obtained by POLITICO, the sergeant at arms notes that a Valentine’s Day flower delivery advisory will be in effect between Thursday and next Wednesday, Feb. 16 and that only staffers with valid identification will be able to leave the Capitol complex to receive fresh-cut, "set in water" floral deliveries, inspect them and bring them back into the building

Will the TSA be there to screen all of this?

The full e-mail:

Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 12:53 PM
Subject: FW: Valentine’s Day Flower and Gift Deliveries in the Senate

Valentine’s Day Flower and Gift Deliveries in the Senate

All Senate staff are requested to advise their friends and family members to refrain from directing flower and other gift deliveries to Senate office buildings and the Capitol.

The delivery policy of the Senate Sergeant at Arms prohibits commercial couriers and vendors from making deliveries directly to Senate office buildings and the Senate wing of the Capitol. Please note that many florists use nationwide carriers such as FedEx, UPS, and DHL. These carriers are specifically required to deliver all material addressed to Congressional buildings directly to an off-site mail and package testing facility. Items delivered to that facility will not be available for approximately 72 hours from receipt.

If you are contacted by a delivery person who wants to deliver cut flowers, please instruct the delivery person to meet you in an outside public area. You must meet the delivery person, inspect the flowers, and bring the flowers into the Senate office complex yourself.

Given the uniqueness of the day, this procedure applies only to Valentine’s week, in the spirit of being practical while maintaining security.

Beginning Thursday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 16, 2011, the Capitol Police will apply the following guidelines to commercially-prepared flowers:

• Only cut flowers set in water or arranged in an unsealed box or carton may be brought into the Senate office buildings or Capitol.

• Only staff bearing valid identification badges may bring cut flowers into the Senate office buildings or Capitol.

• Sealed envelopes or containers are not allowed to be introduced into a Senate building, and under no circumstances should you accept delivery of any type of flower arrangement or other gift if you do not know the sender.

If you notice anything unusual or questionable, please immediately report it to the Capitol Police at 4-5151.

Thanks again, Muslim terrorists.

Who, by the way, consider Valentine’s Day to be especially loathsome.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Don’t Send Any Valentines To Congress”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    The things I want to send to Congress would get me arrested. Ergo, I use my awesome telepathic powers to communicate what I want them to awaken to.

  2. wardmama4 says:

    They probably just don’t want to have to go through each and every delivery to check for bio, chemical and bomb greetings.

    Who would send a valentine to a single Congress critter? I’m with GetBackJack – the things I’d want to send to Congress just might get me arrested. So I use my adult behavior and just send emails saying JUST VOTE NO!

  3. canary says:

    “These carriers are specifically required to deliver all material addressed to Congressional buildings directly to an off-site mail and package testing facility. Items delivered to that facility will not be available for approximately 72 hours from receipt.”

    They should get their memo to the American citizens so their testing facility isn’t overwhelmed. I guess
    flowers will be put in a glass proof room with mice to test them out.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    All none of them!


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