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Jason Linkins

Sad-Sack Congresscritters Hate Themselves Almost As Much As Everyone Else Hates Them | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

What does one do when one learns that one is -- how shall I put this? Universally hated? Despised beyond measure by everyone? Well, if you are the U.S. Congress -- currently holding strong at a 9 percent approval rating in a world where I'm guessing that at least five percent of the public would allow themselves to have a pig's bladder full of live wasps thrown at their face at least once, just to try it -- you could decide that you are going to start doing the opposite of whatever it is you're doing now. But why make an effort when you can just make a bunch of glum jokes about it instead, as Lindsey Graham has decided to do?