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Not-So-Fond Memories?

In 1981, following the first space shuttle flight, astronauts Robert Crippen and John Young visited the Capitol. While there, they met with then-Rep. George Brown Jr. (D-Calif.), who introduced them to one of his young constituents (above). That young boy, Christian Josi, grew up to be a conservative strategist who got his start in politics by working on two ultimately unsuccessful campaigns to oust the veteran Brown. He went on to bigger and better things, working for Reps. Bud Shuster (R-Pa.), J.C. Watts (R-Okla.), Sue Kelly (R-N.Y.) and Vice President Dan Quayle, among others. Now a vice president at Dezenhall Resources in Washington, D.C., Josi spends his spare time as a crooner — and is often hired to perform at Republican events. Wonder if “Fly Me to the Moon” is part of his repertoire?

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