i don’t care what anyone says, the senate all-nighter tonite is a silly attention-getting stunt.
cnn is on as i type, and senator durbin is being interviewed about the impending all-nighter planned in the senate tonite to debate an iraq pull-out. the news dude just asked, “isn’t this really a stunt?”
the senator responded: “is it a stunt when a soldier stays up all night? no, it’s not; and there are many soldiers in iraq who have to stay up all night.”
dude. pulleeeeze. don’t treat us like such idiots. a soldier being required to stay up all night, and a senator rolling in cots (have you seen the news? it’s hilarious!) to choose to stay up all night (and you better believe these all-night senators will be recovering comfortably in the days to come for their wonderful service to country) are NOT the same thing. don’t EVEN try to equate yourself with a soldier forced to stay up all night in a war zone.
i’m all for senate having the conversations they need to have. just don’t treat us like children and say this isn’t a stunt.