Knoxville home interior painter Buddy McFee arrived in Washington, DC on Friday, fully intending to find and paint the debt ceiling. He traveled by Megabus carrying only a few paint rollers and a couple cans of white paint. “I kep’ hearin’ about this debt ceiling thang,” he explained. “So since nobody can make up their minds whether to raise it or leave it be, I figured it could at least use a fresh coat of paint.” As of Saturday afternoon, he had not found the ceiling. Staffers at the Capitol building turned him away, and the White House staff were out playing a round of golf.