The Washington Post is focusing attention on the obscure yet essential staff--and their long-suffering families--who make congressional campaigns and congressional offices run smoothly. Sean Noble features prominently. The article includes this picture of Julie Noble and the kids
Every four years it comes, like some celestial event -- inevitable and, apparently, irresistible: campaign season.
And with it, the hordes of otherwise reasonable human beings who desert their families, their jobs and their sleep patterns to join the fray -- and who know, even as they sign up, that havoc will immediately descend on their personal lives.
Collateral damage: Sean Noble missed his daughter's first dance recital. Jason Roe was in Boston when his wife needed consoling in Washington. Catherine Cameron is a newlywed, living alone.
"I just wished he was there to unpack the wedding gifts with me," Cameron says. But the morning after their honeymoon, her husband was gone -- back to Chicago, back to Obama.