Diary

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Can you guess where this picture was taken? I’ll give you a hint: although you may never have heard of them, Kaufman and Klobuchar are exceedingly junior Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. They sit far from the dais – often in folding chairs, or on shared benches. They’re not allowed to grab food from the buffet; they have to brown-bag it and sit at the kids’ table.

This picture was taken this morning, when they welcomed Arlen Specter to the cheap seats.

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There’s good and bad news for Arlen. The good news is that he was promised a subcommittee chairmanship. The bad news is his old friend Chairman Pat Leahy says he might not get it.