Tom Coburn (R-Ok) may request, as is his right under Senate Rules, that the entire 2,027 page Harry Reid health care restructuring bill be read out loud on the floor of the Senate prior to debate:
A little quick math shows that at a minute a page — an easily achieved pace since the pages are double spaced and in a rather large type face — it would take 34.5 hours to read straight through the measure put together this week by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Republican leadership and gallery staff say the reading — with occasional pauses and sips of water for parched throats — could take more like 48 to 54 hours.
Absolutely this should be done. This absurd legislation deserves the theater of the absurd.
A reading out loud of this monstrosity for a day or two will be a great visual and audio montage.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Reading out loud the hundreds of thousands of words in Harry Reid’s bill will be worth million of votes.