The Associated Press is reporting this morning that a video-cam of the inner workings of the special committee has been posted on YouTube and it has gone viral. The suspected culprit is a janitor who belongs to the SEIU. The union is denying any involvement.
The beginning of the video shows the members of the committee playing, "Go Fish" and laughing as they negotiate their positions. A spokesperson for the League of Women voters issued a statement, calling the workings of the committee "disgusting."
In another part of the clip, Senator John Kyle is heard saying to Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina, "Kingfish, it's your turn to talk to the media this morning. You know the drill. Tell them the negotiations are difficult but there is still hope. You know the hopey-changie thing, don't you?"
Clyburn is heard to reply; "Sho nuff, Grand Dragon. I'm on it!"
Another GOP member is heard saying to Kyle; "Senator, shall I go down to the room where the lobbyists are waiting?"
Kyle; "Yes, but hurry. Tell them everything is going according to plan and pick up the checks. We have a game of liars poker this afternoon and I want to start on time."
John Kerry is heard calling out, "I'll bring the sushi!"