Taxpayers foot bill for 'Fifty Shades,' other racy Senate library titles

Tucked amid the weighty tomes in the historic Pennsylvania Senate library are a few audio books that would have little to do with the law and surely would have made the Founders blush.

Among them, Fifty Shades of Grey, a smash hit best seller that some have dubbed "mommy porn.".

And, reports Dennis Owens of ABC27 News, there are other titillating titles:

Girls in Trucks, Naked, Secret Lovers, Carpe Diem: How to Become a Latin Lover.

A Senate spokesman said lawmakers like to borrow the audio books for the sometimes long commutes back to their districts.

But, as Owens points out, their constituents can't even check out the thousands of books available - and they're doling out tens of thousands to pay for them.

Not so over in the House library where it's just-the-facts-ma'am in the stacks. No audio books, nothing non-law related. Members that enjoy listening while they drive, buy their own books on tape.



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