When Scalise’s animal house went on hiatus

When Scalise’s animal house went on hiatus

By Rachael Bade (Politico) –

The thing House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s roommates remember most about life in the months after he nearly bled to death on a baseball field is the silence.

Scalise’s avuncular energy and high-decibel guffaws routinely filled their four-story Capitol Hill townhouse. He was the instigator, the loud-mouthed jokester who transformed their home into a high-octane dorm, where they subsisted on beef jerky, Dairy Queen and popcorn; left piles of dirty clothes on the floor; and conducted sensitive legislative negotiations from a beat-up faux leather couch held together by duct tape.

Read more…