The holidays are sneaking up on us and Congress is once again giving us its annual holiday treat: a budget showdown.
Unlike the Showcase Showdown, the budget showdown sucks. There are no winners, and everyone looks bad in the end. Some might ask why they don't just cut a deal and leave town. Elementary, my dear Emma Watson: it would deprive them of the opportunity to sling mud at each other for another month. Or they don't want to return to their home districts and have to spend time with their families -- the holidays are stressful on family relationships, after all. (Members of Congress, they're just like US!)
I should consider it a blessing that we don't take the Dynamic Duo on the road over the holidays. Between the stress and expense of traveling around Christmas, as well as the lack of vacation time due to sick kids, we stay put in the Batcave through the new year. This allows me to truly celebrate the season of love and joy by working through the holidays.
Here's a treat, in honor of the turkeys, lame ducks, and chickens that represent the American public: