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In the bowels of a Washington Post shutdown story by Dana Milbank is an interesting exchange from the House Rules Committee between Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY).

“Not since my children were 3 or 4 years old have I seen such obstinate inability to accept the facts,” declared Rep. Louise Slaughter (N.Y.), the panel’s ranking Democrat.

“A tiny and irresponsible faction is holding things up,” argued Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah). “The tiny and irresponsible faction called Harry Reid.”

“Will the gentleman yield?” Slaughter asked Bishop at one point.

“When you get me a rhubarb pie, I will yield to you,” Bishop replied.

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The story describes this exchange as "playful." I'd use the words disrespectful and sexist instead. A woman in Congress is still just some woman, so if she wants to be heard she can get you some pie first for the privilege?

Playful?

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