Lame Duck Congress
Our lame duck Congress meets beginning next for a post-election session which will include such defeated and/or retiring Senators as John Edwards and Tom Daschle. The kids have lots of stuff on the agenda, but not abolishing the Department of Education – on no one's to-do list – or drilling in ANWR.
The AP story concludes:
The week's work will be slowed because many lawmakers are expected to fly to Arkansas for Thursday's opening of former President Clinton's presidential library.This is sick. They cannot get the process started for passage, in the new Congress, of an energy project which will reduce our dependence on Mid East oil in the future, yet they can all jet off to Little Rock because some yahoo is opening an amusement park.
Only in America.