Some folks at the Capitol who have checked the Benton Mural say they can’t see any damaged caused by the thoughtless use of it for a couple of people to write information on the backs of some business cards a few days ago. But those thoughtless actions appear likely to change some access to that room.
The House Lounge has become a popular place for groups to hold rallies or press conferences such as the rally to override the Right to Work bill veto last week where this incident took place.
But because of this, it appears likely the House will put some limits on activities in the Lounge and will require a House or Capitol staff member to be present for all of those events just to make sure that someone else doesn’t pull a stunt like that one.
That’s not bad. The great fear after something like this is that over-reaction will severely limit public access to that incredible piece of art. While the policy has not been fully implemented yet, it appears to be falling short of the more severe policies that could have been employed.
The lady in the picture has apologized. The schnook with her who also was writing on a business card hasn’t had the guts to step forward and do the same. He continues to display bad manners and lack of character, to say the least.