The North Carolina House of Representative's 2010-11 budget vote, taken shortly-after-midnight in a session that began about 12:01 a.m., may have just blown my mind.
"I know that some of y'all look at me some times and say I'm a slave driver. I can't be a slave driver because, you know, my folks used to be slaves, but (some chuckling) uh. So ... I'm just a budget driver."
- N.C. House Appropriations Snr. Chairman Henry Michaux from the floor, after thanking committee and subcommittee chairmen for their work on the budget. Via live audio broadcast.
Image: General Assembly of North Carolina.