In the corridors of the Capitol, where all ambitious staff aides scurried about in serious blue suits, Representative Stockman wore the same uniform, and was frequently mistaken for one of them.
But they would never have used their own money." Stockman's contempt was directed not at the local citizens who had spent the money but at the people in Washington who had sent it.The farm has changed since Stockman's boyhood; it is more specialized.The bright-red outbuildings behind the house include a wooden barn where livestock was once kept, a chicken coop also no longer in use, a garage, and a large metal-sided building, where the heavy equipment— in particular, a mechanical grape picker— is stored.They seemed out of place, alone, amidst the snow-covered fields at an intersection next to the Stockman farm.Stockman hastened to explain that, despite appearances, these were not his family's private tennis courts. Royalton Township (of which Al Stockman was treasurer) had received, like all other local units of government, its portion of the federal revenue-sharing funds, and this was how the trustees had decided to spend part of the money from Washington.
Another, after looking on Capitol Hill, found a job in an employment agency.