No one likes staying at the office during Christmas week. But Senators DeMint and Kyl have gone a step further, calling working until December 24th "sacrilegious and disrespectful
." Hence the earful they've just gotten from the Senate Majority Leader. In a stern
lecture delivered on the Senate floor on Wednesday, Harry Reid implored
his GOP colleagues not to "whine" and deliver "sanctimonious lectures"
about the significance of the holiday. "As a Christian, no one has to remind
me of the importance of Christmas," Reid retorted, before admonishing
"any Senator" who "suggest[s] that working through the Christmas
holidays is somehow sacrilegious or disrespectful."
Fortunately--for those Senators who are anxiously looking at their watches to leave
for the holidays--nothing passes the time faster than a line-by-line
reading of the dense, critically-important Strategic Arms Reduction
Treaty. "I'm told the Republicans are going to make us read the entire
treaty in an effort to stall us from passing it. Isn't that wonderful,"
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