* This is a problem with most really old basements, but yuck, man. Kurt Erickson…
Reporters in the Capitol are typically used to dealing with shifty and unsavory characters.
Recently, however, even the most grizzled veterans were somewhat frazzled by the appearance of an unwanted visitor in the bathroom nearest to the basement press room.
And no, it wasn’t one of our elected officials.
According to the janitorial crew who keep the place tidy, there was a rat in the newly refurbished west wing water closet.