The New York Post
leads today with news of more shameless power-grabbing, or rather office-grabbing, by that evil-doer Hillary Clinton ("Hillary Hijacks Senate Offices
"). "The Democrats have had the gavel for two weeks and the first thing they do is give Hillary more space," one fuming Republican aide tells the Post
. The piece gives short shrift to Chris Dodd's explanation that the extra two offices in question were supposed to go to Hillary in the first place because she comes from a large state.
Oddly though, there's no mention of this March 8, 2001 letter Mitch McConnell sent to Hillary saying exactly what Dodd is saying now:
Pursuant to the authority delegated to me as Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, I am writing to inform you that in addition to your basic office suite, New York is entitled to additional space as a large state. In accordance with this policy, you are also assigned:
Rooms 470, 473, and 475 in Russell Senate Office Building.
Please have a member of your staff contact the Superintendent of the Senate Office Buildings to arrange for the details and time for locating to these new rooms.