The Shelflife of a Republican Promise

From Holden:

Rep. Jean Schmidt’s Maiden (first) Speech on the House Floor, September 6, 2005.

This House has much work to do. On that we can all agree. We will not always agree on the details of that work. Honorable people can certainly agree to disagree. However, here today I accept a second oath. I pledge to walk in the shoes of my colleagues and refrain from name-calling or the questioning of character. It is easy to quickly sink to the lowest form of political debate. Harsh words often lead to headlines, but walking this path is not a victimless crime. This great House pays the price.

Then in her second speech on the floor she called John Murtha a coward.