The senate is technically meeting today. Just a couple of senators will call a meeting to order and will adjourn. It has to be done under the constitution to keep the clock going. The House will have a technical meeting this week, too. Who knows how long this special session will linger? It reminds us of a Monty Python skit:
The Dead Collector: Bring out yer dead.
(A man brings a body to the cart)
Man: Here’s one.
Body: I’m not dead.
Collector: He says he’s not dead.
Man: Yes he is.
Body: I’m not.
Collector: He isn’t.
Man: Well, he will be soon. He’s very ill.
Body: I’m feeling better.
Man: No, you’re not. You’ll be stone dead in a moment.
Collector: Well, I can’t take him like that.
Body: I don’t want to go on the cart.
Man: Oh, don’t be such a baby.
Collector: I can’t take him.
Body: I feel fine.
Man: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won’t be long.
The special session isn’t dead. There are those who wish it was. But it’s not ready to climb onto the cart.