So, yeah, this last one was pretty darned bad. The best argument I can make for it is that none of the outgoing members walked onto the floor and brained a colleague with a cane, as did happen in the 34th Congress. Which also was being led by President Franklin Pierce. So I would give the 34th the ribbon. But definitely the 112th is a contender.But now we could get a Sanford & Spouse contest in S. Carolina. Woo-hoo.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Thank god Gail Collins has returned, and with a fun column for Thursday on how bad the latest Congress was, and how the new one won't be much better, except that it will be losing "nut jobs" like Joe Walsh, Allen West and Jim Demint. Fun fact: one in three Senators from S. Carolina in our history have had to, or chose to, resign.
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