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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Seat Warmer Reprise

How about Teddy Seat Warmer (TSW)?  I see a photo-shopped image of a Teddy Bear (from that other great political dynasty, the Roosevelts) sitting in a seat on the Senate Floor.

Joan Vennochi wrote about this today, giving it a "girl power" spin and doing a good job of telling us that Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray is playing hardball.  On the other hand, I thought the swipe at Representative Joe Wilson was a little out of place. Do you think, in the day, she took a jab at the Democrats who booed President George Bush? 

Regards  —  Cliff

  And fair is fair, Republicans who booed President Bill Clinton?


Craig H said...

What is it about the "R" after a name that leaves everyone who identifies with the "R" label in a state of hightened sensitivity about things that otherwise have nothing to do with party politics? If the badly behaved guy from SC had a "D" after his name, would you have noticed the swipe yourself?

C R Krieger said...


Because civility is civility.

It isn't about the R and D.  It is about form.

While I like the more raucus forum that is the British House of Commons, I am not sure that with a President rather than a Prime Minister, we could have such a lively forum in the US House of Representatives.

Regards  —  Cliff

Craig H said...

What I mean is that you've noted a non sequitur swipe at the outburst, to which I would note that Joan and her hyperactive "D" gene are exhibiting much the same symptoms as "R" readers who find it galling (or at least noteworthy) that she took the swipe. I would agree that civility is a point of pride to be taken in our politics, though it's the scourge of party that leads most frequently to its lapse.