A Good Egg

Posted June 17, 2003 at 1:57pm

Rep. Jeb Hensarling didn’t need to be egged into entering politics — he got his first taste of what can be a hard-boiled profession before his ninth birthday.

The Texas Republican grew up in the Lone Star State, where his father, Charles Hensarling, served as president of the Texas Egg Council. During Egg Month 1965, Charles Hensarling hatched a plan to send Jeb (right) and the boy’s friend Rusty Cawley to the governor’s mansion to present then-Gov. John Connally (D) with a couple of cartons of eggs. Despite any nervousness they may have felt, both boys managed to keep their sunny side up. The son and grandson of poultry farmers, the task probably came over easy to Hensarling.