As some of you may know, Big Guy has been having issues with a group of moderate Democrats in both the House and the Senate. It's made for some uncomfortable meetings, especially when guys like Sen. Evan Bayh, who was going to work for Big Guy in his cabinet until he got cold feet, stand up to him on the budget, or TARP or stimulus, or health care ... you get the idea.
Actually, these "blue dogs" are a bigger headache for Toes, as he is usually the guy who has to sit through these meetings and pretend to listen to their "concerns." But this morning, Toes seemed a bit more spritely than he usually is. When we asked about it during the senior staff meeting, it held up the newspaper and pointed to a story.
"Imagine a House and Senate with nobody in it," Toes said. "But everyone duly elected. We'd never have a problem." When we point out that there'd be no one to vote, he said that was the point. I hate it when he goes to his "dark place" and drags us along for the ride.