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.
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.