The official bird of the Senate

 

In a recent publication (at taxpayers’ expense), the Senate represents itself to children as a chamber of “wise owls”.  Good luck with that.  Even though a group of owls is known as a parliament, I don’t think wise owls engage in sexual harassment, find virtue in residential schools, claim travel expenses for a principal residence, make other inappropriate expense claims, call the press ‘parasites’, or complain about ice-cold brie and broken crackers.  Perhaps the Senate would be better described as a murder of crows: something sinister and raucous that feasts on carrion.

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