It’s simple really. Angry people do stupid things. And that is very, very true in politics. Remember the last few emotional outbursts? They don’t make the man look too balanced, who commits to a yell, an extreme accusation, or undeserved derision of his colleagues. Remember the Wellstone funeral, where all those Democrats basically broadcast to the nation, 'We Are Unbalanced Idiots'? Call me silly, but I would kind of like to avoid a Republican version of that, you know?
Along those lines, I would also like to remind the good people here, that for the most part the members of the House and Senate got into politics, because they wanted to do some good, make a difference for their state and hometowns. Yes, some got absorbed in the perks and privileges, and some never cared about anything but winning their next term, but in the main, they really do want to do what’s right for America. It’s our job to respect that desire, and to remind them of where their duty lies.