This is first in a series of posts on the cliff or fiscal cliff-inspired images captured over the past few days as Congress does it’s 11th-(or 12th-)and-a-half hour dance to either no place, or a piecemeal deal letting the upper brackets off easy while allowing the GOP to, according to the talking point, “now focus strictly on the spending side.”
And who’s eye better to turn to then the NYT’s consistently wry Stephen Crowley who made this photo on New Year’s Eve in the Senate dining room. Even without that pose, Rand Paul on the screen from the Senate chamber would have spoken to the pathetic nature of these last-minute theatrics. What’s vintage Crowley, however, is how much the body language — Capitol Gangnam Style meets Inouye memorial hula? — speaks to the farcical nature of the dance.
(photo: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. caption: In a Senate dining room on Monday, Senator Rand Paul could be seen on a television monitor via via: Grand Deals Give Way to Legislative Quick Fixes -NYT. )