US senate follies

The members of the US senate love to describe their institution reverentially as the ‘world’s greatest deliberative body’ but that description gets more laughable by the day as its use of arcane processes to avoid doing anything become more and more ludicrous.

The Daily Show gives us the latest example of its absurdity.

(This clip was aired on December 10, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)


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