Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) is eight flavors of upset with Majority Leader Harry Reid for saying he'll hold votes between Christmas and New Year's.
Get a grip, writes Steve Benen:
Kyl might want to take a peek outside his DC bubble -- the vast majority of American workers will be on the job the week after Christmas, and places of business nationwide will be open. (Does Kyl think all of these employers are "disrespecting" Christianity?) Asking senators to work when most of their constituents are working hardly seems unreasonable.
Personally, I can get why it would be hard to make the trip out to Arizona for Christmas Day and back in time for voting. It's a sacrifice, the kind of sacrifice you make when you become a highly paid public servant with great benefits. Also, if you've spent an entire session of Congress stalling and obstructing, you can't expect much sympathy when you find yourself with a lot left to do at the last minute.
P.S. If you've got a cool office Christmas tree, send a pic or drop a link in the comments. Maybe we can use them to cheer up Sen. Kyl, et al.