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Bedbugs Get Booth at CPAC


Lobbying for unsavory causes is a time honored tradition in Washington DC, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that even pernicious little bed critters can get into the act:

CPAC Infested With Bedbugs, and Also Actual Blood-Sucking Insects

The three-legged stool of conservatism is strong and united at CPAC! Yes, as intelligent and alive as a small piece of furniture. However, the stool may not last long, as the hotel they chose, the Marriott Wardham Park, seems to currently be infested with bedbugs.

The question that we should really be asking ourselves is this:  Why did they choose to lobby CPAC when Lanny Davis was available to represent them?

At any rate, we probably shouldn’t come down too hard on CPAC and the Marriott Wardham Park hotel since it appears that the Bedbugs have been making a significant lobbying push into DC over the last few months:


Fortunately, I’m not planning to visit DC anytime in the near future, (and if I were I’d sleep underneath some dumpster since it would probably be safer.).  

The next question that begs itself is: Who is behind these bedbugs?  These are some pretty nice hotels and a several month stay does not come cheap.  My money is on the Sleep Number Mattress folks, since they would have the most to gain.

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  1. Kysen

    but, I’m sure that they still found the bedbugs to be a nuisance.

    I have only encountered them one time in a ‘I paid to be here’ establishment. It was in Costa Rica in a place right on the beach…woke up and my white sheets were blotched with blood. To top it off, I happen to react poorly to bedbug bites (not that anyone reacts WELL)…horrible itching and welts that take a LONG time to fade. Other than that, the only places I have encountered them have been flop houses and other ‘fill-in-the-blank houses’ where cleanliness is not high on the list of priorities.

    It seems, however, that we are having a coast to coast ‘problem’ with a resurgence of bedbugs. Primarily in urban settings…but, spreading quickly as people move/travel. They are no longer just an affliction of the poor or unclean. They are RIDICULOUSLY difficult to exterminate in full and those who specialize in their removal have thrived (throved? thriven? throven? lol) in recent years as more and more ‘average American’ homes find themselves affected.


    Best tip: When you travel, do not unpack your suitcase and keep it off the floor and off the bed. Once home, store suitcase in garage/attic and double launder all clothing in hot water.

  2. spacemanspiff

    I’ve never encountered bedbugs but they seem like nasty little bugs.

    My money is on the Sleep Number Mattress folks, since they would have the most to gain.

    I want one so I can jump on the bed with a glass of red wine on the other side.

    I’m dead serious too.

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