The Most Dangerous Place in Washington


Q: What's the most dangerous place in Washington?

A: Between Chuck Schumer and a camera.

It is an old gag, most frequently applied in recent years to the photogenic senior senator from New York, and deservedly so. Democratic leadership press conferences on C-SPAN nearly always feature Schumer hovering in the corner of the frame.

From the New York Times story I blogged earlier today, this photo:

oh yeah, senators read S.C. decisions with their staff _all the time_

This hilariously implausible photo op purports to be a spontaneous shot of Schumer poring over the Supreme Court's 183-page campaign finance decision in his office. Because that happens all the time on the Hill.

Caption contest? I think so.