Vern Ehlers is famous in the progressive blogosphere now:
Another failure to plan:
In a grim sign of the times, the "Wall of the Fallen," set up by House Republican leaders in June, is almost full. The mounting death toll from Iraq has forced U.S. House staffers to study how to reconfigure the display in the lobby of the Rayburn Building - the largest office building for members of Congress - to squeeze in more names.
...New names are added to the display every few months, but none have been added since November. [...]
In the current format, there is space for about 130 more names, but 506 Americans have died since mid-November.
Apparently a member of the, "no one could have anticipated" club, Republican Rep. Vernon Ehlers said that he recently realized:
Boy, we could have a problem. More space is needed.
More space. Yes, that's the problem.