Sen. Karen Keiser has a cold.
As a believer in health and health care, the Des Moines Democrat spent the day NOT shaking hands – a tough act for a politician.
After she was sworn in and made her way back to her desk on the floor, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen explained the elbow rubs she used to accept congratulations from fellow senators as her way of halting the spread of her virus.
Unfortunately, Owen realized as he was making the announcement that he wasn’t so lucky.
“And I’m holding the pen she used to sign her certificate,” Owen said before tossing the pen down on the rostrum.