Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lame Duck Cramming

(OK, that title sounds wrong. I may change it.)

So the senate acted like a recalcitrant college student (albeit no where near 'good looking'), slacking through the semester before cramming like mad for the final. We've all known or been that student. Hoping to do well enough on the final to get a passing grade overall.

Well, they did put up a pretty strong finish:

Senate Passes 9/11 First Responders Health Care Bill

Senate approves nuclear arms pact

Along with this past weekends DADT repeal, it was a very busy week.

So what sort of overall grade should we give the senate? Their semester was a completely unproductive miasma of parties and vacations, and the midterm exam (election) clearly got a "fail" grade. I really expected their "final" to result in an "incomplete", but this final has actually impressed me. I'm actually ready to give the senate a "passing" grade. Which is a bit of a shock.

1 comment:

Fearguth said...

Nice analogy, but, like you, I think the title is, uh, uncomfortably ambiguous.