Marathon Debate on Iraq Keeps Senators on the Hill - washingtonpost.com: "Democrats rolled out cots and ordered pizzas as they settled in for a marathon Senate debate on Iraq last night that featured numerous speeches but little chance of getting any closer to resolving the stalemate over how to end the war.
We're gonna stay up all night! All night!
You can just about see the woman in Congress all wearing sweats, like its finals week. And braids.
Is this what they call leadership? Here we have the largest political opening imaginable--an incompetent president dumbly plodding forward with an unpopular and stupid war, and the Democrats are going to prove that they stay up late?
No, that's not all. There will be a candelight vigil too!!
The first roundup of senators began at 8:30 p.m. Afterward, several dozen Democrats left the Capitol for a candlelight vigil across the street with antiwar activists.
Earlier in the day, Reid had ordered cots to be set up in a ceremonial room off the Senate floor, and reporters were alerted when the beds, along with pillows, were delivered in the afternoon.
The office of Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) office had also dispatched interns to buy toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant for delivery to GOP leadership offices, with a note offering the "supplies for your sleepless night." It added: "Help us bring an end to this war."
No wonder the national intelligence estimate says al Qaeda is winning.