Anyone walking into the main legislative building today is greeted by a most unseasonable sight -- Christmas trees on the grand staircase suddenly stripped bare of their brightly lit decorations.
Could it be some bulbs burned out and the Grinch fetched them to fix in his workshop?
Alas, no. Even the Grinch doesn't come here.
The legislature is so devoid of workers and maintenance staff over the holiday break that the elves file the decorations away before Santa even comes.
As for the cafeteria, it's closed next week too. No matter. Roast beast is a feast we can't stand in the least.