Rep. Diane Watson had a five-minute speech paying tribute to Gary Coleman.
We can just imagine the office conversation before the floor speech:
“Congresswoman, there are 20 thousand gallons of oil pouring into the Gulf everyday. Want to touch that on the floor?”
“Nah, that’s a toughie.”
“Congresswoman, Gary Coleman just died”
“Call the Speaker’s office and get me some floor time. I got this.”