• The Onion: Senate Unable to Get Enough Republican Votes to Honor 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

    I read somewhere that, "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." Now, that may be true, but I'll tell you one thing that definitely does abide by majority rule: pretty much everything else

    Unable to find a single Republican senator willing to break ranks and support the measure, Senate Democrats failed Thursday to stop the filibuster of S. 6253, a one-page resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

    At press time, Republicans said they would be willing to resume negotiations if the beloved work of American literature is revised so that Tom Robinson is a small-businessman wrongly accused of failing to provide employees with health benefits and Scout is a boy.

    The one place where a [resolution] ought to get a square deal is [on] a [Senate floor], be [it] any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a [Senate vote].

    Tags: Books, Senate, The Onion


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