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Because every good publicity stunt needs a megaphone…

Below, an email flying around Republican House offices.  Get down there DAMMIT!

“House Democrats are no where to be found.  House Republicans are on the Floor willing and ready to work to lower the price of gas at the pump.

***Members are encouraged to come to the Floor.***

NOTE: If any Member has a megaphone, please bring it to the Floor.  Folks in the gallery and engaged and wanting to hear us.  However, the Speaker’s Office refuses to turn on the microphones.”

The Democrats are half way to the beach – probably listening to this on NPR, laughing their asses off.  Gotta love American politics.

UPDATE: Apparently Pelosi has turned the lights off on her Republican friends.  So flashlights are both needed and encouraged. Candles work too.

UPDATE: In case you were wondering, yes, Congressman Twitter [Culberson] is Twittering this historic event.

We are speaking without microphones – as though it were 1908 – acoustics of House chamber are good and gallery and you can hear us?

UPDATE:  Lights out!


UPDATE: From Politico

Also, Republicans can thank Shadegg for turning on the microphones the first time. Apparently, the fiesty Arizona conservative started typing random codes into the chamber’s public address system and accidentally typed the correct code, allowing Republicans brief access to the microphone before it was turned off again.

“I love this,” Shadegg told reporters up in the press gallery afterward. “Congress can be so boring…This is a kick.”