Monday, February 28, 2011

Well, shiver me timbers


Apparently leaving the State House to avoid/stop impending votes is nothing new. Wisconsin Democrats recently fled the state to stop Gov. Walker from ending the collective bargaining rights of unions and public employees.

And in 1840, none other than Abe Lincoln himself, jumped from a two-story window in the Illinois State House! He wanted to prevent the quorum (or minimum number of Congressmen) needed to pass legislation that would shut down the Bank of Illinois. So he jumped.

Desperate times.