Sunday, March 21, 2010

Grandstanding on Capital Hill

1:49 PM
The first unrelated vote -- on the naming of a Post Office was held open for 25 minutes...the GOP objected, or more precise, attempted to inquire as to why a 15 minute vote was held open 25 minutes. This seems like a legitimate question if you are not a regular congress watcher, but if you watch voting a lot, votes are routinely held open much longer than the stated time.

The implication from the GOP is that the DEMs are holding votes open for longer while they cut deals. This may or may not be the case, but 25 minutes is not at all unusual for a 15 minute vote.

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