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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Poetry in Motion


Sen. Roland Burris took to the Senate floor this morning with a poem that he penned �in the spirit of the season.� The Illinois Democrat said he wanted to share good cheer with Democrats and Republicans alike � but we can�t imagine that the GOP�s hearts were warmed by some of the lines. To wit: ��Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Senate/ The right held up a health care bill, no matter what was in it.�

That Slick GOP

Like good fences, shoveled sidewalks make good neighbors � better tell the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Neighbors of the NRSC�s headquarters on Second Street Northeast are complaining that the sidewalk along one side of the large building hadn�t been shoveled of the weekend�s record snowfall until this morning. A ticked-off neighbor tells HOH that several pedestrians attempting to walk along the icy stretch along E Street on Sunday slipped, and many were cursing under their breaths at the display of unneighborliness.

�Everyone else on the block had cleared their walks,� the neighbor says.

NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh tells HOH that the organization didn�t mean to be the neighborhood Grinch: Workers weren�t able to cut through the packed snow on Sunday, so they salted it and then cleared away the ice on Monday morning, he says.

Better late than never, but we�re guessing the NRSC is out of luck if they need to borrow a cup of sugar anytime soon.

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