No More Senators Jumping on the Bed

So U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is all trying to have a dignified meeting with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. But the calm is broken by a nearby rukus, according to The Washington Times:

Meanwhile, right around the corner, Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, and Sen. Richard M. Burr, North Carolina Republican, were reading “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” to about 100 schoolchildren at an event for Everybody Wins! DC, a local nonprofit organization that was honoring both lawmakers as well as their staffs for their commitment to children’s literacy.

To get the grade schoolers engaged in the book, the organizers of the event invited them to scream at the top of their lungs, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed” when the senators got to the refrain. The doors to the room were left open, allowing the howls to echo down the cavernous halls.

Harkin, the paper says, was proud of the racket. “We livened up the halls of Congress with a little bit of noise, and we celebrated another year in a fantastic program that enriches the lives of both the mentors and the students,” he said.

I hear he plans to stand outside Judiciary Committee hearings on the nominee and scream “Good Night Moon.” Just a rumor. Cant’ be confirmed.


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