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BREAKING: Sen. Carper seen flashing gang signs en route to chair a Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing. Carper is reported to have poured out a half-empty Colt 45 for retired Senator Joe Lieberman shortly before throwing up three fingers on each hand, representing Delaware’s “Three ‘C’s,” chicken, credit, and chemicals.
Experts also note that the symbolism of the letter “C” extends to refer to Carper, Sen. Chris Coons, Congressman John Carney, and former Congressman Mike Castle, as well as Chrysler, the manufacturer of Carper’s iconic minivan, seen here.
Capitol Police declined to comment on the prevalence of gangs on Capitol Hill, but stress that Hill Gangs have ranged in size from Gangs of Six to Gangs of Fourteen in the past.
In reality, this photo was from Senator Carper’s Facebook account, and the “gang signs” are really Carper and his staff showing that his trusty old minivan has just hit 333,000 miles, which is impressive for the state’s longest traveled political prop.