The Corner

On Lame Ducks

Since Congress has now started its post-election, lame-duck session, who better to comment on the unfairness and danger of having outgoing legislators who are no longer accountable to voters voting on substantive legislation and nominations than homespun philosopher and humorist Will Rogers:

An awful lot of people are confused as to just what is meant by a lame duck Congress. It’s like where some fellows worked for you and their work wasn’t satisfactory and you let’em out, but after you fired ‘em, you let ‘em stay long enough so they could burn your house down.



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