Pop history holds that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi probably doesn’t play fiddle, but may find her effectiveness has burned while she and most of Congress are away from Washington on vacation this week (while the rest of us burn up our paychecks paying for elevated energy costs.)
A brave cadre of congressmen and congresswomen refused to leave on Friday when the official session was gaveled to a close without passing any legislation to address energy issues.
The last people out the door were Rep. Ted Poe and Rep. Kevin Brady, who pledged to continue the floor protest this week in an empty House chamber.
Never mind that the TV cameras and lights have been turned off.
Some messages transcend traditional media.
The conversations and discussions being held on the floor are ringing louder and farther than any televised feed could. Visitors to the Gallery were impressed to see the history-making in the making.
Rep. Brady joined us on the Radio show this morning, and suggested that we call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, demanding she return to Washington to conduct the business of the people, for the people.
Here’s her number: 202-224-3121.
Make the call while you're waiting for your tank to fill.