We thank GOP Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky for providing irrefutable
proof, if anyne thought it was still lacking, that our Congressional
system is broken. To wit: Bunning single-handedly
held up a 30-day extension of unemployment and health benefits to
millions of Americans last night because...well, it's not clear why. En
route, he had the gall to complain that achieving that task made him
miss a basketball game. Then he nailed his reputation by responding to
one last plea by colleagues citing the plight of the unemployed with,
"Tough shit." What a guy. What a system.
"I'm trying to make a point to the people of the United States," said Bunning.