I tried to stay out of the entire bizarre meltdown that was the Jackson funeral. Really, I did.
Right: low-life, pervert, child molester, and pedophile.
...anyway, when Rep. Jackson-Lee did that, I was silent.
When Rep. Jackson-Lee referred the legislation to the House Foreign Affairs committee, I was silent.
When Rep. Jackson-Lee went to LA yesterday to highlight said resolution, I was silent*.
But now I discover, with an amazement that hovers at whimsical, that Rep. Jackson-Lee's presence at the memorial service meant that she missed a vote on this House resolution:
H. CON. RES. 135
Directing the Architect of the Capitol to place a marker in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center which acknowledges the role that slave labor played in the construction of the United States Capitol, and for other purposes.
...which, by the way, is a perfectly reasonable use of some of the USA's Stuff Chiseled Into Stone Tablets And Put Somewhere Public budget (and will cost us less than 300 grand anyway); so... yes. That requires comment, not to mention not a little bit of scorn. This is supremely narcissistic of you, Rep. Jackson-Lee; and while it fits admirably with the animating principles of the latter stage of Michael Jackson's life, it's not appropriate behavior for a sitting Congresswoman.
*You can also see the video here. See how long it takes before you're overwhelmed by the sheer nonsense of it all; I couldn't really make it past her praise of Jackson's parent's family life**.
**Amusingly, do an Amazon.com search for Michael Jackson biography and sort for bestselling and you end up with The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution as the top hit. That's just funny.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.