Washington – Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA), a member of the House of Representatives since 1987, attempted to sneak a bill through the House late last night, as other House members were walking out the door following a long session. Saying he forgot his coat, Herger went back into the chamber and attempted to pass the bill, which would have named him sole recipient of the nation’s entire supply of chocolate. Another House member returned to the chamber and discovered what Herger was doing, then alerted other members.
“I don’t know what I was thinking,” Herger said by phone today. “I just really wanted the chocolate, and I thought I could sneak the bill through. I apologize to the people of California, and all Americans, especially those who love chocolate.”
It is not yet clear what disciplinary action, if any, will be taken. Two years ago, Herger attempted a similar maneuver in order to obtain sole rights to the nation’s pancakes, and that attempt was thwarted as well.