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I don't know how I missed this. Congressional Representative lobbies to save candy canes
Former real estate broker and horse enthusiast Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis from Virginia
took the time this month from her busy schedule
to craft this legislation so essential to this nation's core values.
Ms. Davis' effort is not without it's critics. For example, U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott
, D-Newport News, VA, opposed Davis' resolution as a largely meaningless exercise. He said it masked what he suggested were immoral decisions by Congress to cut food stamps and Medicaid for the poor while cutting taxes for the wealthy.
And the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
, said, "This is possibly the silliest bill ever presented to the United States Congress.
But, frankly, I wonder. This legislative effort comes, after all, from someone who has been appointed to chair the House Intelligence Committee on Terrorism
. Maybe that's
what Bin Laden has been up to. Conspiring to rid our shores of sticky red & green peppermint candy. Evidently there is much that people in the know can't share with the rest of us.
What else? Inquiring minds want to know.