From The Hill, September 29, 2004:
IN THE KNOW Sen. Daschle’s advice for short people: Use pillow, appear taller
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) likes some comparisons with his lanky Republican challenger, John Thune, and dislikes others. Their relative heights fall into the latter category.
During their “Meet the Press” debate a week ago, the minority leader came up with a solution — or rather, he came down on a solution.
A pillow, to be precise. Hill sources say an aide carries a blue pillow around for Daschle just in case the boss needs to avoid being looked down on. It is a favorite prop of the 5-foot-8-inch Senate minority leader. Daschle’s press office had no comment.
Just when you thought Daschle couldn't be more phony...
And who's the poor sap who has to carry the pillow around for His Highness (or Lowness, I should say)??