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Senate Delcares It's Love for Dogs

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Apparently, Congress has decided to look into the recent pet-food scare. Despite the fact that pet-food is probably more heavily regulated than people food, there's never been a problem that couldn't be solved with more legislation.

During the course of the discussion, members of Congress stood up to take the brave stance that they are pro-dog, that pets are like people and so forth and so on.

I'm a big fan of dogs and cats, myself, but I think Dana Milbank's lead gets it exactly right: "A bomb had struck the Iraqi parliament earlier in the day, but it would take more than that to bring the United States Senate to heel."

This sort of foolishness is Exhibit A in why members of Congress should a) be paid $100 a year and b) be allowed to meet for one week out of the year.