Horror of Horrors...
, Representative Julia Hurley carved her initials into her desk
In the United States Senate, Republican Leaders-whether in the majority or minority-have usually sat at a certain desk on the Senate floor. Traditionally, when a Leader prepares to retire from the Senate or stand aside as Leader, they mark their time as Leader by-guess what-carving their names into the desk. Names of great Senators like Henry Cabot Lodge, Robert Taft, Howard Baker, and Bob Dole appear etched somewhere in the desk. Most people don't even know about this custom, but former U.S. Senator and Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tennessee) talked about how it felt to carve his name into the Leader's desk along with names like Howard Baker and Robert Taft in one of his farewell speeches on leaving the Senate. What a horrible defacer of public property Bill Frist is, isn't he?
Labels: Conservatism, Elections, Local politics, Tennessee politics