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Cover your eyes

We keep hearing about transparency – I’ve never been clear about how deep into the political process one would have to go before achieving this transparency of which many speak.

Tonight though, while doing much more important things, I kept half an eye on CSpan II, where a conference committee (House and Senate Finance committees meeting together) was in session trying to nail down something they could call legislation.  The metaphor ‘making sausage’ doesn’t do justice to what I saw and heard.  I really think it’s better that we  stop looking and wait to see what comes out the other end.

It was painful to watch and so I stopped. The congress critters however went on because they had to. It’s their job.

As entertainment however, it was teh yuck.

UPDATE: Headline edited in acquiescence to the language known as English.