Apparently the legislative session which will convene on Wednesday, December 5th, will be a small bit of business, but it will require all legislators to attend. As I mentioned last week, this would be the first day of Hanukkah.
Is it a big deal that House Speaker Jim Amann and Senate President Don "Chachi" Williams are calling a session on the eve of this significant Jewish holiday? Well, back in 2005, Governor Jodi Rell called a special session on October 11th, the day before Yom Kippur, and a number of legislators wrote a letter jointly to her questioning the move.
Democrats Edith Parague, Andrea Stillman, Gayle Slossberg, Johnathan Harris, Jim Shapiro, Art Feltman, Pat Widlitz expressed their feelings that the move was insensitive to those of the Jewish faith.
I expect they have registered their outrage with their own Democratic leadership. I can't wait to see the letter that I assume they have drafted on the matter. If they don't complain, well... I guess that would make them (GASP!) hypocrites.