Saturday, September 30, 2006

Senate Secret Exposed

The latest government leak reported by Robert D. Novak Saturday, September 30, 2006:


Sen. Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, last Monday delivered an unusually candid assessment of the Senate's notoriously light work schedule.

In a National Press Club luncheon speech,Specter noted it was "very hard to convene a Monday morning hearing" because of extended weekends. He continued:

"We've fallen into a routine . . . of starting our workweek Tuesday at 2:15 after we finish our caucus luncheons, and people start to get edgy and heading for the airports early on Thursday. So we might increase the workweek by 50 percent, say, to three days."

Realizing it was highly unusual for a senior senator to talk so frankly of the chamber's work habits, Specter quickly added with a smile: "By the way, that's off the record." The speech was broadcast live on C-SPAN.

What a country! Only in America could government workers have a shorter work week than the French.

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dcat said...

If I get a short work week it’s because I worked all my life for it!
I have my own funds to do it!

That should be the only way one should get a short work week!!!

The lazy assholes!!!

atheling2 said...

And they can vote themselves a pay raise if they want. Sheesh!

don said...

My company is talking about going to a 7 day week because we are falling behind schedule. I must have made a bad career path choice.

Indigo Red said...

You and me both, Don.

Guns, drugs, sex, religion - these are the money makers. Put them all together and you've got politics.