By the time the sleepy state troopers working security at the metal detector station figured out what they were in for, the freshman Representative had;
- found papers at the desk to be in poor order,
- the coin trays to have residual lint,
- crumbs from a granola bar spilled next to the trash container.
"This house is going to be run orderly!", McDugle charged. "This is a house of order! From the rest rooms to the copier rooms. Do you hear me? I ... can't... hear ... you?".
Not one to coddle whiners, McDugle screamed for them to get up, quit sniveling and run twice around the governor's mansion grounds.
By the time they returned through the east tunnel, the floor leader-designate, Rep. Jon Echols, had arrived to diffuse the situation. He drew McDugle aside and assured him that fellow Marine, John Bennett would handle the troopers' lack of discipline.