Friday, February 16, 2007

Senators forced to work on Saturday....

A moment of sympathy for our poor Senators who have to work tomorrow, in a way this outlines how totally out of touch some of our elected officials are as to what the real life is like for the majority of the working class. Five times in the past 10 years has the Senate worked on a Saturday. The irony of course this is all being forced on a non-binding resolution that is not going to change anything is not lost on me when reading this:

After four years of fighting in Iraq, and two weeks of trying to force senators to debate the conflict, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yesterday wheeled out the ultimate weapon.

"Time is of the essence," Reid told a rapt audience in the Senate television studio yesterday afternoon. "That's why the Senate will have another Iraq vote on Saturday."

The "vote on Saturday is a crucial vote not just for the moment or for the week, but for the history of America," added an overwrought Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). "We're calling their bluff. We're staying here. Now vote yes or no."


historymike said...

Awww, poor legislators! I can't imagine the horror of working on the weekend.

Oh wait - I work seven days a week.


Head Spinner Scott said...

I feel horrible for them.

Hooda Thunkit said...

(sarcasm alert!)

Yeah, I'm all broken up about this too.

Sarcasm Alert Canceled.

You know maybe we should have the best and the brightest that we have develop a "Common Sense Quotient" test combined with an I.Q. test, just for politicians.

And then we should administer the tests before each election and publish the results before each election.

BTW, nobody gets a pass or gets grandfathered in.

The test gets changed/updated for each election cycle, and you take it each and every time you run.

It couldn't hurt, could it?