National Affairs: Bursum Beaten

There is drama in all things, even in misunderstanding. Last week a Senator (Harreld of Oklahoma) walked into the Senate while a vote was in progress. His name was called. He answered "Aye." One portion of the House smiled triumphantly—they knew that this one vote gave them victory. But the Senator who had been out of the Chamber began to think—he had misunderstood how the question was put. He rose and altered his vote from "Aye" to "Nay." The bill was beaten. One set of faces ceased to smile, another set began. This was...

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