January 3, 2007

EVERYTHING WILL BE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...:

Democrats Plan First 100 Hours, Give or Take a Speech (CARL HULSE, 1/02/06, NY Times)

Even as Democrats filtered back to Capitol Hill on Tuesday in anticipation of the opening of the 110th Congress on Thursday, there was a bit of confusion about just when the 100 hours would officially begin. Would it be as soon as the new Congress was sworn in and began voting on internal rules changes? Or when the House takes up its first actual legislation next Tuesday?

And since it is 100 hours of strictly legislative activity, the clock would be on pause when House members give their customary one-minute speeches at the start of each day and during the “special orders” at night when members reserve floor time to carry on about their favorite issues for the C-Span audience.

And next Monday is out since the House, despite Democratic pledges of a disciplined five-day work schedule, will not be in session.


They're like a mid-season replacement sit-com.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 3, 2007 12:00 AM
Comments

Depends on what the meaning of "is" is.

Posted by: sam at January 3, 2007 7:23 AM

The less time they spend is session, the better for our republic.

Posted by: erp at January 3, 2007 8:45 AM

It begins, continues and ends when the MSM says so.

Posted by: Dave W at January 3, 2007 10:24 AM

I know what they are going to do for their first 100 hours, but what are they going to do after that?

Posted by: Brandon at January 3, 2007 10:43 AM

Now. they're the "special" series of paid-for pilots used to fill the gap in August.

But what's a relief is how much emphasis they are putting into this 100 hours symbology. They know the gift inside is a cheap sweater that'll never be worn, and forgotten by next week, so they play up the fancy gift wrapping they've put it in.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 3, 2007 10:57 AM
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