Good to see some real work getting done on the Hill:
By a vote of 302-96 last week, the House of Representatives passed the Captive Primate Safety Act, a bold step on the road to outlawing pet monkeys. The House bill boasts 26 co-sponsors, including three from Illinois, Republican Mark Kirk and Democrats Jan Schakowsky and Luis Gutierrez. The Senate is expected to take up the companion bill in the next few weeks.
Now, I would never buy a monkey as a pet. Maybe as a sidekick in my hilarious capers, but that’s not something I want in the house.
How could there only be 96 votes against this infringement of our liberties? Where are the Wall Street Journal editorials? Where are the ex-Senators who run flack shops for Big Monkey?