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Going To the Mattresses?

Classic Sleep Products, a Jessup, Md.-based bedmaker, has offered to send -- free of charge! -- 535 mattresses to Congress so lawmakers can work 'round-the-clock to "iron out" (their pun; not ours) the current financial crisis.

We file this under the heading of shameless-but-cute promotional stunts.

Classic Sleep chief executive Mike Zippelli sent a letter today to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), offering to feather-bed Congress. (Okay, that one was ours.)

"The home furnishings category and the mattress industry in particular has been terribly affected by the sluggish economy and if in this small way I can make a contribution to resolve this problem, I want to do it," Zippelli said, in a company release. He noted that his HQ is a mere 45-minute delivery drive from Capitol Hill.

It's probably even closer to lawmakers' homes, we imagine, should the solons require high-quality bedding an at affordable price.

We couldn't bring ourselves to call Pelosi's office to see if she thinks she'll need the mattresses, but we're sure that Zippelli's offer will comforter.

-- Frank Ahrens

By Frank Ahrens  |  September 25, 2008; 6:13 PM ET
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