Sunday, December 20, 2009
A SHOT IN THE ARM
I just listened, live on C-Span, to Sheldon Whitehouse addressing an almost empty Senate [the crucial cloture vote is scheduled for one a.m. tonight.] It was the strongest, most uncompromising, best-delivered condemnation of Republican tactics that I have ever heard. if you would like a boost, search for it on line and listen for a while. It made me feel good -- something in short supply these days. For those of you who do not know, Whitehouse is the junior senator from Rhode Island. A nice factoid: his wife, a marine biologist, is the step granddaughter of Edmund Wilson.