Unless you are a political junkie or are from Indiana, you probably have never heard of with Birch Bayh. He died yesterday at the age of 91.
He served with distinction in the US Senate for three terms. He was a true gentleman. He put the needs of the country first. He was willing to work with Republicans. In fact, one bill is named the Bayh-Dole Act.
Our country would be much better off if people like Bayh (and Dole) were still in the Senate.
At long last this idiotic shutdown is over. Hopefully cooler heads prevail and it doesn’t start up again.
The real story is that 800,000 government workers are back on the job and many millions of people are no longer inconvenienced.
Unfortunately, that is not the story we are hearing in the media. Their story is about how Speaker Pelosi beat President Trump. He got himself into this mess. She decided that all that mattered was winning. The harm done to the people involved was of no concern whatsoever. A good leader puts the good of the people over political gamesmanship,
it would be nice to think that both people have learned their lesson and will try to do what is best for the
country. I sure wouldn’t bet on it.