The Aristocracy At Work; Naps & Lobster

We The Government - Michael Ramirez

Just in case you forgot that our ever-poorer country went from ‘We The People’ to ‘We The Aristocracy’ over the weekend…
From TheHill:

Senators napping, munching on lobster

Mid-way through a full evening of voting on amendments to the Senate’s healthcare reconciliation bill, Democratic senators are fueling up by munching on lobster rolls in the Democratic cloakroom — a delivery from Legal Seafood in honor of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Jim Manley, a spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and a former top Kennedy aide, said he did not know who was responsible for the delivery but that it was done as a tribute to Kennedy. The late senator died in August from brain cancer, and had championed healthcare reform as “the cause of my life.”

Senators were sometimes napping when off the floor, but Manley said most are ducking out to their hideaway offices near the Senate floor instead of using cots in the cloakroom.

Manley said the Senate will continue until at least 1 a.m., at which point senators will reassess how many more hours to continue.

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  • no-nonsence-nancy -

    Well, I’m so glad they are well fed and rested. Does that mean they are working overtime? How many millions of Americans (the ones who actually have jobs) need to work overtime just to make ends meet? And without the luxury of lobster. These aristocrats can’t relate to that, I’m sure.

  • clemintine -

    “legal seafood”???? i use to eat at that restaurant when i lived in boston……i would guess they had the food flown in, as i do not think there is one in washington. i think they have a warehouse/store just outside of boston and a restaurant downtown.

    • Sorry Clementine, but there is a Legal Seafood in D.C. (7th St.). I would imagine they get a lot of congressional business. I know they usually do the clam chowder for Presidential inaugurations – it’s to die for!

  • Legal seafood in my area shut down, and there are a lot of wealthy people in the area it was located.

    Could this be a sign, maybe it is the Congress’s last supper or maybe we need to find out which lobbyist sent it so we know what the next special favor is going to be.

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