Not exactly a shock that text messages are a huge profit maker for the phone companies, but I do have a story about Senator Herb Kohl from Wisconsin who is doing the digging.
About 12 or 13 years ago, when I lived in Milwaukee, after a long night of drinking (and other fun things) we used to go to George Webb for breakfast. On most days, at the counter, Herb Kohl would be sitting reading the paper and drinking a cup of coffee.
I suppose it isn’t that strange, but this particular George Webb was a notorious after hours / crazy people breakfast location. This was not the type of place people went to for a cup of coffee before work, it was way to sketchy for that. In fact, Herb is the only one I remember.
If you tried to talk to him, which eventually you would be high enough to do, he would simply say that he was trying to have a quite moment before work, and then turn back to his paper.
Ok, so it’s not a great story, but it’s the closest I’ve ever been to a politician, plus I always liked Kohl’s Grocery and Department stores.