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Monday, May 23, 2005

Spoiled Lawmakers

It's interesting. If we had to decide what the most important issue facing American voters today was, based on which topic is most discussed on the Sunday morning news shows or all the political blogs, we would have to assume that issue to be the judicial filibustering that is wracking the Hill.

We would be wrong.

According to this poll, only 14% of Americans are following the filibuster closely. That is probably a function of the fact that the filibuster has everything to do with partisan politics and nothing to do with the issues most Americans really follow closely, like the price of gasoline (58%), or the war in Iraq (42%). Now if only our elected officials would wake up. But they are too busy bickering. As a matter of fact, according to the same poll, 58% of Americans feel that congressional leaders of both parties have been acting like "spoiled children".

Sounds about right.

Update: Last-minute truce between party members averts showdown.

3 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

Crisis averted, you can now go back to worrying about gasoline and war.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous shifra said...

When my children start fillabustering I know it's past their bedtime ;)

8:57 PM  
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