This hilarious account is from the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column. The item is titled “Booted From Forbidden Aisle”:
Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) and Cynthia McKinney (D.-Ga.) got to the floor of the Capitol early and staked out seats reserved for Democratic senators. “Since none of these Democrats over there [in the Senate] filibustered Alito, why can’t we have these seats?” Jackson argued. “That makes sense to me,” McKinney replied, according to Roll Call columnist Mary Ann Akers. “Jackson went back to his office, leaving McKinney to protect the seats until showtime,” the D.C. weekly reports. “Three hours after Jackson got back to his office, though, his cellphone rang.” It was a “frantic” McKinney saying that sergeant-at-arms staffers were kicking her out of the seats. Jackson rushed to the floor and argued for “a few tense moments,” but Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) prevailed. Jackson told Roll Call he needed his face on TV….
I think one of the Republicans’ real problems is that it’s too easy to look good compared to the Democrats. For the country’s sake, that isn’t a high enough standard.