Wednesday, February 07, 2007

All Work And No Play Makes Congress... like the rest of us?

I can get behind these people's complaints about having to actually work a whole week at a time. Finally, the Republicans take a courageous stand, one with which the GTL heartily agrees.

The work week is just too damn long, and Republican leaders (some Dems too!) aren't afraid to say so.

What resolve! What bravery! I would have begun lobbying for this cause myself years ago already, but we're understaffed at work and I'm generally there for nine or ten hours a day - yes, five days per week - so they'll have to plan their crusade without the GTL.

But my heart is with these brave leisure warriors.

Write, email, or call your elected officials to show your support. Maybe some of their hard work for the cause of less hard work will (forgive me) "trickle down" to the rest of us.

See you on the barricades!

BTW: my early endorsement for next year's presidential race: GORE/OBAMA '08!

You heard it here first.

1 comment:

ellie said...

Ahh, yes, how I'd like a little of that "trickle down" effect too!

Actually, I do feel for some of them. Being a West Coast resident, I don't envy the long flights my politicos have to make because that does "trickle down" to constituents. Ours make a point to connect through town meetings and such, so less time spent here means less time hearing from the common folk. And the poor Alaska and Hawaii Congresspeople? Well, that's really gotta suck.

Of course, if they actually somehow found a way of showing that they are accomplishing (good) things with these added hours at work, that would be even better.