Today's QOD comes from the House floor where, after introducing students from a high school in his district, Delegate Joe Morrissey (D-74, Henrico), known for almost daily "Morrissey moments" of righteous indignation during the House's morning hour said, to a robust standing ovation:
Mr. Speaker . . . Would the Journal reflect that today, March 12, 2010, I did not make a motion of personal privilege.
To which Delegate Bill Janis (R-56, Henrico), replied:
Mr. Speaker, I move that a thousand copies of the gentleman's speech be printed.
But, not to be outdone, Speaker Bill Howell (R-28, Fredericksburg) said:
I would remind the gentleman the morning hour is not over yet.
For as much of the remaining proceedings as we could digest, it appears Delegate Morrissey held to it. However, with the budget vote looming, we don't envy his colleagues when that debate hits the floor tomorrow (or possibly Sunday or even . . . next week). Doubtless, it'll be a doozy.