Well, at least Dick Durbin's press secretary
had the sense to try to preemptively shoot down the cot story with humor. The only other alternative was to defend the stunt with a straight face. ... The Post has a short history
of the Capitol cots, with an interesting comparison to cots used by Silicon Valley types during the dot-com era. Quote about the dot-com cots:
"It said, 'Look how dedicated we are' ... It told their backers, 'We are willing to stay here all night in order to get things done.' It was a badge of honor for these guys. It didn't matter that they weren't selling anything."
With the key words being 'look' and 'backers' and 'weren't selling anything.' ...Update
-- Congress's approval rating is now at 14 percent
. Quite true
: "Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have pulled an upset: They have managed to make George Walker Bush twice as popular as Congress." ... Zogby says it's because people voted for change and 'they aren't getting it.' What we got was more of the same hyper-partisanship that the public doesn't want. Pelosi and Reid haven't figured this out yet. ...