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Quoted: Italian paper overstates the power and influence of these embassy sauna parties

A March 12 scene at the Finnish Embassy's sauna. (Kari Mokko/Embassy of Finland)

"For the powerful people who weave the fabric of American politics, it's the most exclusive and secluded meeting place in the federal capital."

-- Italian newspaper La Repubblica's lost-in-translation take on our colleague Jason Horowitz's March 18 story about the Finnish Embassy's regular sauna parties -- populated by, well, a lot of Hill staffers and journalists. But hey, we'll take that as a compliment! The Italian story also implied that Joe Biden is a secret member -- the Finns would love to have him, but they haven't gotten him there yet.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 23, 2010; 1:02 AM ET
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