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Style-Conscious Congressman Ashamed of His Downton Abbey-Themed Office

Illinois congressman Aaron Schock has a Downton Abbey-inspired office with bright red walls, a "drippy crystal chandelier," and "massive arrangements of pheasant feathers," and when a Washington Post reported was invited inside by a rogue interior decorator, Schock's people tried extra hard to keep the story from getting out. What a sour age we live in, when a public servant can't outfit his office like a BBC period drama without his minders thinking it reflects poorly on his character.

"He's happy to talk to you, just not about the office." >>