Sometimes things make sense, but mostly they don’t when it involves our Federal Government and the deliberative processes of the legislature. I point to the issue before the Senate today. The Honorable Ms. Landrieu, D-LA, fighting for her political life, got the Honorable Harry “I shall pass no bill” Reed to agree to bring the Keystone XL pipeline issue to a vote. I am sure Ms. Landrieu was hoping she could claim her experience and seniority was critical to Louisiana and should therefore be returned to the Senate. Of course the Democrats worked to make sure this bill fell one vote short of passage, so at the end of the day they effectively showed her as powerless and unimportant.
And of course we then have the Democratic Party in the House, the Party that is for women and women’s rights unless it means they should make a special exception for one of their own who might upset Ms. Pelosi’s apple cart. Of course I am talking about the Honorable Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill, a disabled American veteran (double amputee from the Iraq war), who is confined to bed while she is pregnant. Ms. Pelosi refused to alter party rules to allow her to participate through a proxy. Certainly within her right as ruler of the Party, but it does seem somewhat off message about how much they care about women. Perhaps caring is only in the sense of abortion rights and they are really not that thrilled with pregnant women.
And finally, Ms. Pelosi and Ms. Wasserman-Shultz wished Speaker Boehner a happy 65th birthday and welcomed him to social security eligibility. Apparently neither realized the age for full SS eligibility is now 66 for Mr. Boehner. Mr. Boehner thanked them and hoped they would be willing to help him save it so it was there for future generations. I doubt he is holding his breath.