More news, from the DC Examiner's excellent new gossip col "Yeas and Nays" (was Goofuses and Gallants already taken?), that Congress really is a bullshit workfare program:
Several members [of Congress] will play backup to first-season "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson today as they record a track in a session led by "Idol" judge Randy Jackson.
"We're gonna rub shoulders" with the politicians and show them "really what goes on in the recording process," Jackson told us Tuesday….
We hear most pols will be armed with no more than tambourines and other harmless instruments.
Anything that keeps them from passing legislation, I suppose. Or Orrin Hatch away from the ivories.