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Thursday, March 16, 2006
WORK WORK WORK
Cindy Adams points out today:
AS our nation confronts intense international unrest, Iran's and North Korea's nuclear potential, possible civil war in Iraq, a sluggish economy, Bush's low approval ratings, Jack Abramoff's congressional mess on influence peddling, and the fallout from Dubai playing potsy with our ports, the House of Representatives is planning a 10-day holiday. A St. Patrick's Day "District Work Period" from Friday to the 27th. "District Work Period" is Washingtonese for "Hell, no, we ain't going to be in session." It means members may be meeting but their meeting place will be vacation resorts. It means overseas fact-finding missions where the fact is it's around golf links or massage tables.
Just one month ago, Feb. 17 to Feb. 27, was their "Presidents Day District Work Period." Just exactly one month later, April 8 to April 24, is their "Spring District Work Period." Which will last them until precisely exactly one month from then, and their "Memorial Day District Work Period." What happens in June, I don't know. Maybe they just phone it in.