Legislative catcalls

I'll never forget the first time I saw the British Parliament in action during a speech by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher thirty years ago. She was repeatedly interrupted with shouts and challenges from the opposition. I was spellbound by her brilliant handling of the situation -- ignoring some catcalls, while destroying others with concise stinging rebuttals. She was marvelous -- it was verbal Kung Fu and she was Bruce Lee. Any idiot can read a prepared and well rehearsed speech from a teleprompter, with all due respect to both Palin and Obama, but Thatcher was Bruce Lee in action.

Liberals are always figuring out ways to make America more like Europe and here's something we could agree on, especially if the new protocol were enacted with a Republican in the Whitehouse. Conservatives would just need to be on guard for a Ted Kennedy Senate vacancy succession type switcheroo, once a Democrat was back in charge.

It would be marvelous entertainment. The producers of "24" would, of course, need to ensure there was no scheduling conflict with C-Span.  Joe Wilson was just a man ahead of his time
I'll never forget the first time I saw the British Parliament in action during a speech by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher thirty years ago. She was repeatedly interrupted with shouts and challenges from the opposition. I was spellbound by her brilliant handling of the situation -- ignoring some catcalls, while destroying others with concise stinging rebuttals. She was marvelous -- it was verbal Kung Fu and she was Bruce Lee. Any idiot can read a prepared and well rehearsed speech from a teleprompter, with all due respect to both Palin and Obama, but Thatcher was Bruce Lee in action.

Liberals are always figuring out ways to make America more like Europe and here's something we could agree on, especially if the new protocol were enacted with a Republican in the Whitehouse. Conservatives would just need to be on guard for a Ted Kennedy Senate vacancy succession type switcheroo, once a Democrat was back in charge.

It would be marvelous entertainment. The producers of "24" would, of course, need to ensure there was no scheduling conflict with C-Span.  Joe Wilson was just a man ahead of his time