The capitol vending machines were draining at a rapid clip and the cold sandwich choices were down to something labeled 'Olive Loaf' and a 'MeatLoaf' that looked less appetizing than canned dog food.
Larry Culpepper was seen up in the Oklahoma House gallery, providing soft drinks to the lobbyists and families from the Epic Charter students who were at the capitol. Here Larry helps the Nurse of the Day to find a Farm Bureau lobbyist who's having a sugar crash in the south gallery.
The house just voted on a suspension of house rules during this marathon day. The motion is to allow food on the floor of the House.
Those who voted YES, hadn't eaten.
Those who DIDN'T vote were down the hall, in line at the vending machine.
Those who voted NO, had already come back from the vending machine.
Democrats were disappointed because most of them had cut in nearer the front of the long line and they sensed a potential voting edge on the rest of the agenda. But Jason Dunnington was better prepared. He had brought in some milk & a selection of his massive stash of Samoas, Thin Mints, and other Girl Scout cookie favorites.
An unidentified lobbyist for a state employees union nearly got kicked out of line when House members complained to the Sergeant At Arms that he was taking too long to choose which stale pastry he would buy.
Rep. Dunnington looked refreshed after finishing of his 2nd box of Samoas.