On June 21, 1964, in New York, Jim Bunning was perfect. On March 1, 2010, in Washington, the ex-Phillie-turned-GOP-senator is as far from perfect as you can get. This picture above shows unemployed Americans in baseball uniforms trying to talk some sense into the aging Philadelphia sports legend:
Two thousand federal transportation workers will be furloughed without pay on Monday, and the Obama administration said they have a Kentucky senator to blame for it.
Federal reimbursements to states for highway programs will also be halted, the Transportation Department said in a statement late Sunday. The reimbursements amount to about $190 million a day, according to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The furloughs and freeze on payments were the result of a decision last week by Republican Sen. Jim Bunning to block passage of legislation that would have extended federal highway and transit programs, the department said. Those programs expired at midnight Sunday.
Bunning also fanned unemployment benefits for about 400,000 Americans. He has brought great dishonor on the name of the Philadelphia Phillies, and when a franchise has more than 10,000 losses, that is hard to do! It's today's open thread. Discuss things!