The Awesomeness of Legislating

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As you might guess, I’ve been watching C-SPAN’s coverage of the immigration debate. It’s been fairly typically, uhm, sedate, but I just saw Trent Lott give a particularly impassioned speech on behalf of… well, not for or against the bill itself, but against the cloture vote, as it would prevent that august body from, I quote, “legislatin’.”

He also asked, “Are we mice or men?”, in addition to thundering against those who might “ram the minority” and take the Senate “into a basement we haven’t been into in a long time.”

I know all the exciting stuff takes place off the floor, but I think this gives you an idea of what’s going on in the cloakroom…