Aaaah...who doesn't love a good meerkat story? According to the BBCNews, when zookeeepers wanted to introduce 3 new meerkats to a pair already established in an exhibit, they rubbed all the critters with Vicks Vaporub. Ordinarily new members would be attacked, but the scent masking allowed the meerkats to accept each other peacefully.
So I was thinking-- if this works for meerkats, why not for our congress critters? If we just rubbed everybody in Washington with Vicks Vaporub, perhaps the Republicans and the Democrats would accept each other and work together peacefully. It's just a thought. Nothing else seems to be working.