Despite several days of lengthy debates, the remaining senators were not able to agree on a measure to remove the louse colonies. While one faction argued that the application of petroleum jelly or mayonnaise would suffocate the lice, Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) made a privileged motion that all affected heads be immediately soaked in kerosene.

The folks at the Arkansas Project are convinced that the epidemic of head lice was caused by one of our very own Arkansas representatives, Mike Ross, democrat, who is known to favor sweat suits.