WASHINGTON: Politicians returned from their small vacation from stalling today with refreshed minds, prepared to walk to their seats and begin even more stalling.
"I'm preparing to walk up to the podium and share my recipe for chicken wings." Said one, who wished to remain anonymous, "It has over 30 ingredients and should interest the rest of the senators tremendously."
Many politicians walked in today with rough outlines of the things that they wanted to talk about. The general consensus was to start with the economy, then move to pick a fight over coyote rights, and then shift over to the newest trends in supreme court wigs. Most politicians were not prepared to do anything except bicker endlessly over the economy, if they even got to it. They had more than 200 topics to talk over before the budget and deficit even appeared. Sources say that they may not even get to budget talks until Wednesday, and that one politician was planning on giving a small concert while on the podium.
The politician did have something to say once we found her: "I'm singing mostly patriotic songs, and to wrap it up I'm going to sing some Lady Gaga and then "Rehab" in honor of Amy Winehouse."
Loretta von Birch overheard Obama's comments concerning the plans for this week: "Leafy, Obama is outraged, particularly because of the utter ridiculousness of some of their "skits". The politician who wishes to sing "Rehab" has him disgusted, because while it is a nice touch, it is unprofessional to sing a song about drug or alcohol use while in the forum. Obama has come just short of demanding that the politicians make headway on a solution or they will be locked inside the forum for the night."