Sen. Roland Burris took to the Senate floor this morning with a poem that he penned “in the spirit of the season.” The Illinois Democrat said he wanted to share good cheer with Democrats and Republicans alike — but we can’t imagine that the GOP’s hearts were warmed by some of the lines. To wit: “’Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Senate/ The right held up a health care bill, no matter what was in it.”
That Slick GOP
Like good fences, shoveled sidewalks make good neighbors — better tell the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Neighbors of the NRSC’s headquarters on Second Street Northeast are complaining that the sidewalk along one side of the large building hadn’t been shoveled of the weekend’s record snowfall until this morning. A ticked-off neighbor tells HOH that several pedestrians attempting to walk along the icy stretch along E Street on Sunday slipped, and many were cursing under their breaths at the display of unneighborliness.
“Everyone else on the block had cleared their walks,” the neighbor says.
NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh tells HOH that the organization didn’t mean to be the neighborhood Grinch: Workers weren’t able to cut through the packed snow on Sunday, so they salted it and then cleared away the ice on Monday morning, he says.
Better late than never, but we’re guessing the NRSC is out of luck if they need to borrow a cup of sugar anytime soon.
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Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.