...starting up a blog during the last week of a legislative session?????
Here are some observations about the political process:
1.Conservatives say “brouhaha.” Progressives say “kerfuffle.”
2.The legislature is a strange combination of kubuki theater and WWE wrestling. Thanks, John, for the kubuki part.
3.Most politicians will do the right thing if it doesn't hurt their self-interests.
4.A few politicians will do the right thing even if it does.
5.There are heroes on capitol hill. See number 4 above.
6.There are other heroes on capitol hill: the folks who lobby for free just because they're passionate about their cause. Many of them are there every day, and some have to take the bus to get there. They are the bright lights of democracy.
7.The rotunda on a busy day is a medieval fair complete with jugglers.
8.Legislators are incredibly inefficient, which may be why they think government can't do anything right.
9.Having a committee chairperson know you by your first name is sort of seductive.
10.The press is sometimes as confused as I am.