Mini-post. While trying to perform some grown up business on the Senate floor, Senator Graham was interrupted by Ms. Non Compos Mentis, Barbara Boxer.
From the NY Times,
NY Times-Whatever spirit of bipartisanship may have lingered in the chamber dissipated quickly on Thursday morning as Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, sought to remind Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, that Democrats had agreed to add to the stimulus bill two major tax provisions proposed by Republicans.
“I thank the senator for his comments,” Mr. Graham replied, more irked than grateful. “If you believe this is a good process to spend $800 billion, we’re on different planets. We’re making this up as we go. If this is a good process, why are 16 senators meeting around the corner trying to figure out how to keep this thing from stinking?”
Moments later, Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, interrupted Mr. Graham saying she wanted to ask a question, but in fact she wanted to chastise him for waving around a copy of the bill. “Theatrical,” she exclaimed. “Did you do that when George Bush was president and he sent down a bill twice as big as that? Did you ever do that? You can do that. That’s theatrics. You can do that.”
I'm no fan of Graham, but if this garbage is what is passing as politics these days, it's no wonder the country is in this sorry state of affairs. I am sticking to my original thoughts on Boxer, she is an experiment in "artificial stupidity." Freaking overpaid child.