BREAKING: Lawmakers Upset About Working Half As Much as You
The Politico reports today that everyone in Congress is still upset that Nancy Pelosi said they'd have to work five days a week. They quote ten separate Senators and Reps bitching about being overworked, including our new favorite member:
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., offered the same quip. "We're stretching three-day weeks into five days," she said. "I think the American people would be outraged if they knew we were flying in here to wish people happy birthday. It takes us away from valuable work in the district," she said Monday, after voting to wish two folks a happy birthday.
Lord knows what she means by "valuable work in the district" but it's probably unprintable in a family publication.
The fun part, of course, is that since Congress reconvened, they haven't actually worked one single five-day week. Of course, they also haven't managed to get a single important bill out of committee, but none of that will matter anyway when Bush vetoes everything they pass.
Hell, we'd be in favor of sending them all home if it weren't for the fact that we like to see 'em suffer.
Lawmakers Revolt Against Long Hours [Politico]