Thursday, July 19, 2007

Slumber Party ends up not being a party...

Cute title from the Senate's Iraq Debate Is More Slumber Than Party. Some selections I found especially noteworthy:

With much fanfare, Democrats invited camera crews to film the arrival of a dozen cots outside the Senate chamber Tuesday afternoon for the all-night Iraq debate.

With rather less fanfare, the cots, unused, were removed early yesterday morning. "They've been taking some of them out," a Capitol Police officer said at 2 a.m. "It was just a photo op."

The Democrats had the cameras film the delivery of pizza to the cloakroom. They offered barbecue to Republicans. They gave GOP senators care packages of Colgate toothpaste, a CVS toothbrush and Speed Stick deodorant, all wrapped in a yellow ribbon with a note taunting: "A few supplies for your sleepless night. Help us bring an end to this war."


It's not typical for me to agree with a politician most times, but I do think that this pretty much nails it:

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who lamented "all the gags and giggles and gimmicks, the cold pizza and the empty cots," upbraided his colleagues: "This isn't Hollywood -- this is real life."


If only our elected officials put as much energy into working together as they do in creating pr moments imagine what the end result would be for all of us...

2 comments:

Head Spinner Scott said...

I knew it would never work if there wouldn't be pillow fights. And beer.

Hooda Thunkit said...

A stage for games played very badly, by both teams. . .