That Carl. The Capitol is so quiet without him. The press gallery especially. So quiet, in fact, even senators are concerned about Carl’s absence.
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid even addressed the journo at the end of his pen ‘n’ pad session, since, oddly, Carl was able to skip his patriot duty for the day.
A rough transript below, according to a trusty reporter’s notes:
Reid: Carl, how long’s your jury duty?
Sen. Dick Durbin: Are you on the Libby jury?
Hulse: Actually, they sent me down to ask you (the senators) a few questions.
Sen. Chuck Schumer: The New York Times, leaking again!