Dude, I'm so following you now! There is definitely a lot I could learn from you. :)
I wasn't aware of Rep. Rush at all. This gentleman is what, 65 years old? What a shame that the greatest generation must still bear the burdens of our past...
Yes, the rules of the house are what they are.
Yes, Rep. Rush knew exactly what he was doing.
Yes, he knows this will hurt him with "conservative" voters in 2012.
Yes, he hoped this would get media attention.
No, he should not have done this, because he should not have to!
Not at this point in the recorded history of our species.
Not after over 200 years of shared history and culture in the melting pot of the world - The first, and only nation in the history of our planet to be based on an ideal.
No, this gentleman who has served his country long past any obligation he may feel as an American just trying to due their part, should not have to put himself through this stress, not at his age.
Rep. Rush has given enough already. Perhaps, there is hope yet, that the next generation can overcome the ism's of the previous generation.