When it comes to the art of the rager in Washington, D.C., no one throws down harder than Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.).
At least that's what Carole Goeas & Associates would have you believe judging from the title of a planned fundraiser benefiting the 67-year-old former House Judiciary Committee chairman. An e-mail titled "Martinis & Mayhem with Rep. Sensenbrenner Jan. 25th" went out Tuesday morning to potential guests for the get-together slated at the Grill 75 Room of the Capitol Hill Club, a favored spot of congressional Republicans.
"All I can tell you is it wasn't a breakfast," said Carole Goeas, the RSVP contact on the invitation.
As a point of comparison, the suggested donation of $500 for "individuals" is roughly worth the equivalent of 10 bottles of Cadenhead's Old Raj dry gin, among the most elite top-shelf martini mixers. Goeas did not confirm whether bringing 20 bottles of Old Raj and, invariably, mayhem would allow someone to become a Sensenbrenner "friend" instead of donating $1,000.
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