Don't cry for the lame ducks 

Politico documents the travails of defeated House members, who are being banished to the basements and empty conference rooms of Capitol Hill office buildings:

“Anxious,” was the sentiment of [defeated Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn.] press secretary John Schadl, who sent out his final SOS e-mail to reporters on Tuesday, just before computer officials came to seize his hard drive.

“In a few hours, the House administrative staff will take my laptop and wipe the hard drive,” he wrote to reporters, warning that further communications would be “tricky” to keep up. “Starting tomorrow, we will be given a cubicle in the basement with a single computer and a phone.”

As our editorial notes today, this could all be avoided if Democrats in Congress would just do the right thing, preserve a bit of dignity, and get out of town.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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