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Now I understand why Roy Blunt (r-lobbyists) wants to be in the Senate.

In The New Yorker:

The Political Scene

The Empty Chamber

Just how broken is the Senate?

by George Packer

August 9, 2010

“This is just one of those days when you want to throw up your hands and say, ‘What in the world are we doing?'” Senator Claire McCaskill, the Missouri Democrat, said….


….But this was not McConnell’s agenda. Instead, financial reform became a slightly more polite repeat of the health-care-reform brawl: the Republicans threatened filibusters, the Democrats threatened all-nighters, and thousands of lobbyists prowled the Capitol, charging their Wall Street clients more than a billion dollars….

[emphasis added]

It all makes sense, somehow.

Go. Read the whole freakin’ thing.