Sometimes General Assembly session is tough — and lonely. Certainly, you can feel beat up by the world. This afternoon, in the House Rules Sub-committee on Studies (yes, there is such a thing), which had a loooooong, drawn out docket (in the hot and cramped Speaker's Conference Roon) because it was the only meeting it scheduled before crossover, chairman Steve Landes (R-25, Verona) told bill patrons lined up that they may want to leave their cell phone numbers with friends on the committee so they could attend other business and be called when their bills came up. To which Delegate Bob Marshall (R-13, Manassas), whose session hasn't exactly gone according to plan, often at the hands of his fellow caucus mates, deadpanned to the audience's roar:
What if you have no friends?