The prefatory chapter to our current gridlock
November 26, 2012 10:03 AM Subscribe
Looking for an in-depth description of a very particular moment in Rick Santorum's career -
posted by sidi hamet to Law & Government (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Just finished reading this excellent piece on partisan gridlock
in the legislature from the NY Times, and I can't stop thinking about one salient quote in particular:
"Republicans and Democrats alike point to a moment in the 1990s when Rick Santorum, then a Republican senator from Pennsylvania and a former House warrior, refused to yield the floor to a colleague when asked, a refusal almost unheard of in the Senate."
Are there any longform accounts of this very specific moment in Senate history? I'd really love to read about this moment in proper context from a journalist - or better yet, someone who was there. This sounds like a really intriguing microcosm of so much of the gridlock that's occurred in recent years, but with a familiar-seeming character at the center of the event. My google/longform searches have failed me - do any mefites know of good descriptions of the event in question?
Major bonus points if any Mefites actually witnessed this for themselves and choose to comment on this thread!