She must be from a rather sleepy corner of the Sunshine State.
[Representative-elect Federica] Wilson, a Florida state legislator known for her collection of fancy hats, says she's trying to ask Speaker-apparent John Boehner to waive a House rule that bars members from wearing hats while the chamber is in session, The Miami Herald reported Monday.
"It's sexist," Wilson said of the rule. "It dates back to when men wore hats and we know that men don't wear hats indoors, but women wear hats indoors. Hats are what I wear."
She said people "get excited" when they see her hats.
If you were wondering why I said that a reversal of the women's hat ban would make congress appear more ridiculous, well...
She managed to show off at least one hat in Washington when she arrived for orientation wearing a sequined black cowboy hat.