As long as they keep it off the front page, this should be fine, yes?

. . . the exclusive gyms available only to members of Congress have remained open throughout the shutdown. . . the House member’s gym is open. The House gym features a swimming pool, basketball courts, paddleball courts, a sauna, a steam room and flat screen TVs.  . . . cleaning and maintenance has been performed daily throughout the shutdown. . . . the decision to keep the gym open came directly from Speaker Boehner’s office. Meanwhile, the staff gym available to Congressional staff has been closed. It also appears that the members gym in the Senate remains open on similar terms.

Notice that the staff gym is closed. Charming.

(If you need a giggle, google ‘Congressional gyms” as I just did and check out whose image dominates. If you guessed Paul Ryan, you would be wrong. It’s all selfies of tht body-proud camera hog and failed politician, Anthony Weiner. I guess he’ll live in image infamy, mostly without clothes.)

4 responses to “As long as they keep it off the front page, this should be fine, yes?

  1. Yep. House and Senate gyms still open, so this is a bipartisan cock up. Note, however, it is not being staffed at all, including cleaning services according to ABC News and power is not normally turned off during these shutdowns anyway.

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    • It’s about the optics of course. And why oh why is the staff gym closed? That’s just nasty – if there was a good reason to close it, they ought to have closed the others ‘in solidarity’.

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  2. Not a problem, Congress members have to stay fit for all the work they do. Not!

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