In their "Pledge to America," after taking control of the House, the GOP promised it would not package unpopular legislation with must-pass bills. They've done the exact opposite with the Transportation Bill.
It is impossible to use the suction bulb correctly on your own baby without feeling like some sort of Medieval Grand Inquisitor. He's his father's son, stoic even under the most cruel and unusual torture. I, meanwhile, fight tears and the urge to self-flagellate when this is all over.