“Defiant Enabler Monkeys”

If you’re still wondering why the U.S. Senate just rewarded Joe Lieberman for betraying Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, it’s because the Senate is this kind of place: a place where issues like the failing automotive industry, economic relief measures, the just-signed Status of Forces agreement between the U.S. and Iraq, et al., are set aside for hours so that departing senator and convicted felon Ted Stevens can give a long, self-indulgent farewell speech; after which the senator, who was found guilty on seven counts of criminal corruption, is greeted with a standing ovation that lasts almost a full minute (even though it is a violation of Senate rules and custom to give standing ovations); and two extra hours are given over for senators to make 10-minute speeches about “Uncle Ted.”

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