They’re baaaackkkk!

At 7:08 a.m. this Thursday morning the Iowa House resumed debate of the labor bill that has sparked protests from unions. (The House “recessed” or broke for the night at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday.)  

Representative John Wittneben, a Democrat from Emmetsburg, seemed to be surprised to be among the second House member recognized to speak this morning

“The timing I must have,” he lamented. “Sadly, my dry cleaner this morning didn’t have the same timing. They did open at seven, but they didn’t have my clothes ready, so I apologize if I’m wearing the same thing tomorrow.”

Wittneben laughed, but there was a delayed reaction from his colleagues.  It took about 5 seconds for any of them to laugh.  “Now, all I have to do is get my eyes out,” Wittneben added.  Wittneben put his glasses on, then began talking about an amendment dealing with the bargaining rights of veterans.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.