Unreal. They’re not worried about doing their job… they’re worried about sex.
Dems urged the Wisconsin fleebaggers to plan conjugal visits so they don’t freak out while skipping work.
Wisconsin state Sens. Jim Holperin, D-Conover (left) and Robert Jauch, D-Poplar (right), are chased to their car outside the Clock Tower Resort in Rockford, Ill., on Thursday. (Duluth News Tribune)
The Huffington Post reported:
As a group of Wisconsin Democrats camp outside their state in hopes of stalling an anti-public union bill, veterans of such high-stake showdowns see numerous challenges ahead. The media coverage will be suffocating; the urge to cut a deal will be compelling; the lack of sex will be, well, unsettling. Seriously.
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“If you are going to be out more than two weeks call your spouse for conjugal visits,” explained Texas Democrat Leticia Van de Putte, who, back in 2003, was one of 11 state senators who fled to New Mexico in order to stall Republican redistricting plans. “After two weeks — and most of my colleagues are men — I said get their wives here and quick because you are under intense stress.”
She’s not joking. Among the many trying elements that come with a “quorum break,” the disruption to a lawmaker’s personal life ranks highest. In interviews with The Huffington Post, several legislators and a top staffer who went through the Texas saga called it, easily, the most exhausting of their careers.