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Spokesman Review: Senate Razzing Continues

By Erica C. Barnett February 25, 2011

As Josh noted yesterday, there's a tradition in the state senate of mildly hazing new senators when they introduce their first bill and make their "maiden" floor speech. (Yesterday, senators teased their new colleague Michael Baumgartner, R-6, for his reputation as the senate's "sexiest" member, and ribbed new Sen. Nick Harper, D-38, for being so young---he's 31.)

That apparently wasn't enough, the Spokesman-Review reports, and today, the razzing continued:
More senior members were joking around the Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, during the vote on his first bill, when they observed it was hard to tell all these  young faces apart. Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, suggested that they be regarded as the Spice Boys, with Hill as Baby Spice and Mike Baumgartner of Spokane as Sexy Spice in honor of his appearance in a list in The Inlander.

And what about the guy sitting at Sen. Bob McCaslin's desk, he was asked. That's Old Spice,” Hobbs said of recently appointed 4th District Sen.Jeff Baxter.
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