Who are they Kidding?

What a job! Start your work week Tuesday at 2:15, and end Thursday morning. And with it comes power, prestige, and a six-figure income. No wonder Robert Byrd has been in the Senate for 1,000 years.

As reported by Townhall, Senator Arlen Specter finally confessed, breaking a conspiratorial code of silence that had lasted for 220 years:

In a National Press Club luncheon speech, Specter noted it was “very hard to convene a Monday morning hearing” because of extended weekends.

He continued: “We’ve fallen into a routine . . . of starting our workweek Tuesday at 2:15 after we finish our caucus luncheons, and people start to get edgy and heading for the airports early on Thursday.

So we might increase the workweek by 50 percent, say, to three days.”

Work for three straight days? When asked about the Specter proposal, long-time populist Senator Teddy Kennedy was quick to threaten a filibuster:

“What’s this? Work for three straight days?

I’ve spent my entire career defending American workers like myself against aggressive and unfair labor practices by employers. All be damned if I’m going to let Arlen take us back in time 220 years.

You know how hard I had to fight to get our minimum wage increased to $162,100 per year? No sir, if this makes it out of committee it just won’t stand! It won’t stand!”