I read that in the olden days there were boarding houses that specialized in putting up congresscritters.
The fact that D.C. was barely habitable (and downright dangerous in the pestilential summer season) until the late nineteenth-century had a lot to do with the upholding of the ideal of the citizen-legislator.
“I read that in the olden days there were boarding houses that specialized in putting up congresscritters.”
Yep, still have ‘em. Now, we call it the Federal Prison System...
Actually, this is a nice story. I just hope the guy doesn’t figure out the graft and corruption pay more than enough for good digs.