Wednesday, August 5, 2009

On the state of Senate rhetoric

I've often wondered about the purpose of most congressional speeches. I mean, members go to the floor and speak every day about some topic of concern to them. But who's the audience? Almost no one is in the chamber most of the time. And your typical member could probably count on two hands the number of constituents who are watching on C-SPAN. It seems that very little good can come from it, except to brag to a constituent that you gave a speech on some issue of importance to him or her. Yay, a speech. But if you do something stupid, someone will catch it.

Which brings us to Sen. Chuck Grassley:

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1 comment:

Lori said...

I LOVE IT! No one does his cause any good by bringing DRAGONS into it! Or mixing up his fairy tales, for goodness sake! LOL

I would like to see "Senor What-the F**K Are You Talking About" on PBS this next season. There's some people at Hasbro I know who could TOTALLY do an action figure and other assorted tie-ins...maybe Happy Meals?