WASHINGTON (DP) Sheep may safely graze on the White House lawn for the first time since the Wilson administration.
Congress shepherded in a special financial allocation for the purchase of sheep to crop and fertilize the lawn at the Executive Mansion. The use of sheep will eliminate the need for gasoline-powered lawn mowers and petroleum-based fertilizers.
The Congressional bipartisan, ad hoc committees formed last month to support the White House vegetable garden have been a resounding success. Starting today, two new committees will expand the scope of Congressional aid to the White House grounds.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Sen. Grassley has promised there will be no turf wars at the Organic Lawn committee meetings.
The vegetable garden committees established a few weeks ago are still accepting new members.
The Sheep committee, however, is being quite selective and turned down an application from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA).