Rep. Mel Watt recently moved into a new office that overlooks the Capitol. Watt joked he's going to ask the Capitol grounds crew to trim the tree seen over his shoulder because it blocks a view of the stage where President-elect Obama will take the oath of office Tuesday.
Rep. Mel Watt recently moved into a new office that overlooks the Capitol. Watt joked he's going to ask the Capitol grounds crew to trim the tree seen over his shoulder because it blocks a view of the stage where President-elect Obama will take the oath of office Tuesday. Lisa Zagaroli / MCT
Rep. Mel Watt recently moved into a new office that overlooks the Capitol. Watt joked he's going to ask the Capitol grounds crew to trim the tree seen over his shoulder because it blocks a view of the stage where President-elect Obama will take the oath of office Tuesday. Lisa Zagaroli / MCT

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January 17, 2009 6:43 PM

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