Thursday, January 21, 2010

Democracy at work

House Resolution 1007 is now in the books, as the nation's representatives voted Tuesday to recognize Alabama's championship team. (Read it here.)

The mood was collegial, passage was swift, and a hush fell over the chamber when Rep. Brett Guthrie of Kentucky invoked the names of Bear Bryant and Harper Lee.

A few murmurs were reported when Mazie Hirono, the distinguished gentlewoman from Hawaii, referred to this title as being the Tide's "eighth since the advent of the polls in the 1930s."

The Senate, meanwhile, perhaps distracted by Tuesday's outcome in Massachusetts, will soon turn its full attention to a similar resolution.