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December 12, 2006 4:11 PM   Subscribe

I'm an amendment to be - Yes an amendment to be. And I'm hoping that they'll ratify me. With political pressure towards signing bills becoming more relevant in the Rovian era of politics (example), will we see a shift in Congressional jurisprudence on issues such as Social Security, The War in Iraq (nytimes op-ed reg req), Ethics in the 110th? Perhaps Public Perception has a lot to do with it. Of course, some loopholes couldn't hurt.
posted by stratastar (16 comments total)

Let me be the first to say WTF.
posted by mds35 at 4:23 PM on December 12, 2006

I'm curious to learn more about this "U.S. Government" you mention. Do you have any more links about it?
posted by Greg Nog at 4:28 PM on December 12, 2006

I'm an amendment to be... and I'm hoping that they'll SPELL ME RIGHT.
posted by koeselitz at 4:29 PM on December 12, 2006

I was actually thinking about the Simpsons clip the other day, and the sort of bizarre predictive nature of Bart's comment:

"We need another Vietnam to thin out their ranks."
posted by synaesthetichaze at 4:42 PM on December 12, 2006

posted by scrump at 4:42 PM on December 12, 2006

A shift in what? I don't follow you? Are you saying they will shift from bills to amendments? Where would they get the votes to ratify amendments?

Is there going to be a shift from Bush's sign everything policy now that the GOP can no longer produce his tailor made bills? Well, duh, where have you been for the last election cycle?
posted by Pollomacho at 5:13 PM on December 12, 2006

Truly, the best of the internet.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 5:27 PM on December 12, 2006

God damn it I miss the image tag.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:42 PM on December 12, 2006 [1 favorite]

Congressional jurisprudence?
posted by monju_bosatsu at 5:57 PM on December 12, 2006

Congressional jurisprudence?

Sure, it's code-named AEDPA. At least it's written down, unlike presidential jurisprudence.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 6:38 PM on December 12, 2006

Congressional jurisprudence?

Yes, it's a lot like executive legislation.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:39 PM on December 12, 2006

Judicial execution?
posted by Pollomacho at 6:57 PM on December 12, 2006

When I read the FPP -- the first thing that came to mind was "School House Rock" -- and its episode 'I'm Just A Bill.' YouTube
posted by ericb at 7:14 PM on December 12, 2006


offtopic(?!?), ericb: the youtube link is a simpsons episode which is specifically mocking that School House Rock song.
posted by mek at 7:44 PM on December 12, 2006

mek -- you are so right! My bad. The "I'm Just a Bill" has been parodied elsewhere!
posted by ericb at 8:40 PM on December 12, 2006

I love that Simpsons clip so much. I have that song on my IPod. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 10:55 PM on December 12, 2006

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