We finally have true bipartisanship in Washington. Members of Congress have reached across party lines — to be nearly universally despised for a host of reasons. I love it when a plan comes together.

The latest Gallup poll shows that 14% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the U.S. Congress — ironically, the exact same percentage who would get in a strangers car because he has candy.

Unfortunately, all too often, our opinions of Congress are not unlike our view of lawyers: They’re all jerks… except ours. A full 86% of Americans have from marginal to no confidence in Congress, and yet these incumbents are re-elected by the bushel every election cycle. These kinds of polls vs. the number of boobs we re-elect and send back to Washington tell us that Gallup should first conduct a “confidence in voters” poll.

Just for the record, here’s where the U.S. Congress falls on the Gallup list in descending order of popularity:

–Phonograph needle
–Geraldo Rivera
–Mike Nifong
–Root canal
–Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s book “Bar Mitzvah’s on a Budget”
–Genital herpes
–U.S. Congress

In the meantime, Hillary Clinton, one of those members of Congress, said the Bush Administration has “a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok.” Coming from a Clinton that’s like Lindsay Lohan calling you a lousy driver.

Keep on with the bipartisanship, Congress. Right now, all you have is each other.


Bipartisanship = Perserverence, compromise and a healthy dose of Astroglide


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