Chuck Schumer, who just last Sunday was putting 1/100 of the power of the United States Senate behind stamping out a complete nonproblem (quick: name an employer you know who actually asked for a Facebook password. Yeah, I thought so), this Sunday is reported to have dropped that quest like the non-hot-potato it no longer was
... got a little lost in the negatives there, as can happen...
...in favor of using his office to do pretty much as little as possible while garnering news coverage again this Sunday.
Back on March 14, Senator Chuck, ("friend to the little guy, champion of the unimportant cause") started a petition drive a bomb-spotting dog with his Iraqi-War-Veteran trainer, Corporal Megan Leavey.
And today, SUCCESS! Corporal Leavey has her dog, the dog is retired, and everyone is happy!
Well, almost everyone, but we'll get to that.
When this story first came on, and I was being derisive about it (as happens), Sweetie told me that I have no heart.
To which I said "People before pets." But we'll get to that, too.
Because first, I want to point out that the news story I saw on the tee-vee didn't point out that Corporal Leavey was in the process of getting her dog already, but that the approval was "rigorous" because of the kind of training those dogs have. So Senator Small Time Charlie just moved things along.
But more importantly, as I said, people before pets.
While Small Time Charlie was helping Megan get her dog, twenty-one U.S. soldiers died while on duty in our stupid war in Afghanistan. That's almost one a day.
You can read about them all here. I suggest someone from Chuck's office click that link, especially as some of those guys were from New York.
They held a little ceremony retiring Corporal Leavey's dog. I bet it made for some cute news coverage this morning. You know what you didn't see on the news this morning, or any of the last 21 days?