Here’s a snippet that shows what it must be like for your average congressperson heading for work these days: Watch as North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy is descended upon by two women vigorously demanding that President Bush be impeached, which spurs a clearly irked Pomeroy to fume that, “I can’t stand this president … [but] people I represent don’t wanna impeach this clown.”

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