POLITICS
06/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Intern's Memo Revealed: 'Eat What The Congressman's Wife Tells You To Eat'

Several lobbyists, including hired guns who worked on transportation, Interior and Alaska issues, had unparalleled access to Rep. Don Young's (R-Alaska) congressional staff, according to an unofficial office document .

This is one of several revelations contained in a set of guidelines that has circulated among Young's interns in recent years.

The suggested procedures shed light on subjects ranging from Young's close relationship with lobbyists to his wife's idiosyncrasies. [...]

The document, titled "An Intern's Survival Guide," also explains the quirks and personal preferences of Young and his wife Lula.

Young disapproves of "facial piercings," expects interns to open doors for him and gets annoyed when he sees interns with hands in their pockets.

Mrs. Young "has good days and bad days," insists on a clean kitchen, dislikes computer noise and cologne and gets annoyed when her advice goes unheeded.

"Eat what she tells you to eat," warns the memo. "Her orders are often disguised as offers, suggestions or invitations, they are not -- do them."

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