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Friday, November 18, 2005 

Definition of Megalomania: (See Also, Capitol Hill)

Megalomaniac: a personality disorder that is characterized by extreme feelings of self-importance, a high need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. (Wikapedia)

(Drudge) Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) named buildings after THEMSELVES in the Labor-HHS Appropriations conference -- which they oversaw!

"6. It shall not be in order to consider a bill, joint resolution, amendment, or conference report that provides for the designation or redesignation of a public work in honor of an individual then serving as a Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, or Senator." (Source: [http://www.rules.house.gov/archives/21RXXI.htm]

Staffers on The Hill mocked the move as the latest example of egos completely out of control. By late Thursday, the conference report went down in flames when the House voted down the request. Congress will now have the opportunity to remove the vanity plates from the report when it reconvenes and revotes.