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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Poor Poor Senators Are Being Inconvenienced

Or is it their self-importance that have Senators upset with over-crowding in the hallways and the "Senator-Only" elevators? The NY Times reports:
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“I hesitate to say that it’s a big problem,” said Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, shaking his head gravely. “There is terrific crowding.”
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Poor Baby!
xxx Mr. Lautenberg, a Democrat who has served more than two decades in the Senate, said he had never seen the Capitol so packed with unelected interlopers.
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Interlopers, YIKES! What does Webster have to say about this?
  1. One that interferes with the affairs of others, often for selfish reasons; a meddler.
  2. One that intrudes in a place, situation, or activity: “When these interlopers choke out native species, ecologists see a danger signal” (William K. Stevens).
  3. One that trespasses on a trade monopoly, as by conducting unauthorized trade in an area designated to a chartered company.
  4. A ship or other vessel used in such trade.

The crowding extends to the elevators, one of the few sanctuaries available to beleaguered lawmakers as they try to navigate between the Senate chamber, various hearing rooms and offices in the Capitol.

“Sometimes you have to shove your way through, push people,” Mr. Lautenberg said.

The nerve of some people!!! What's happened to the civilized world?

Add the elevator problem to the litany of senatorial hardships, somewhere between flying coach and the high costs of barbering.

At times, senators even find themselves on public elevators, an ordeal fraught with the possibility of having to push their own buttons (the senators-only elevators usually have attendants).

Worse, senators sometimes share their moving sanctums with staff members, lobbyists and T-shirt-clad tourists who apparently missed (or ignored or cannot read) the senators-only signs.

Can't READ? What happened to "No child left behind?" Imagine having to associate with your constituency and staff.

Or, double-worse, with reporters. That would make me ill!

“No, no, no, c’mon, c’mon,” Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania complained recently as about 10 reporters trailed his colleague Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York onto a senators-only elevator.

Ahh, the sheep off to slaughter, following the female version of Hannibal Lecter. Poor lambs. If only we could silence Ms. Clinton.

The essential idea behind the elevators is to allow senators to travel easily to the Senate floor for votes.

Well at least John Kerry isn't inconvenienced as he seldom shows up for a vote.

They are designed, in Mr. Lautenberg’s words, “to expedite process,” although some senators are not so certain.

Expedite what process? Is Lautenberg smoking crack cocaine?

Senator John W. Warner, Republican of Virginia, called the elevators “a tradition that has long since outlived its usefulness.”

This could only happen since Congress appears to have lost its usefulness.

The best for last as Senator Strom Thurmond found other uses for the elevators.

In 1994, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina was said to have engaged in excessive touching of his then-freshman colleague Patty Murray of Washington. Ms. Murray later asked for and received an apology from Mr. Thurmond, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported at the time.

Can you imagine the indignity if Bill Clinton had to use an elevator for his groping? On second thought Clinton used pick up trucks while Governor for his sordid encounters.

Read more crying from the elite here.

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2 Comments:

Blogger mccommas said...

Patty Murray? Strom can do better. Even dead he can do better.

8/02/2006 07:46:00 PM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

Strom was a sicko!

8/02/2006 08:47:00 PM  

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