Friday, June 27, 2003

Holy Shinola

It has been a weird week in Washington. A rather conservative Supreme Court gives a half-nod to affirmative action, two thumbs up to sodomy, republicans are pushing Medicare, and now, hennypenny, the sky must be falling because a Republican in congress is actually working on a proposal to get DC congressional representation.

Democrats have brought this up time and time again, and of course it is ignored, since DC is a guaranteed Dem seat in congress. But this guy's plan would probably grant another seat to Utah (a guaranteed GOP seat) to maintain the balance of power in congress. Nothing's happening yet, but the fact that a prominent Republican is finally taking up the banner and saying things like "It's hard to make a straight-faced argument that the capital of the free world shouldn't have a vote in Congress" is a good start.


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