Thank you, Jim Webb
The US Senate is holding special one man sessions throughout Christmas and the New Year to prevent President George W. Bush from making appointments without the approval of the Democratic majority.
With the bang of a gavel, Democratic Senator Jim Webb declared the first session open on Sunday morning before closing it seconds later, without any of his colleagues present in the hall.
Noticed and appreciated.
Of course, preventing the occasional reacharound by Bush isn't the same as purging the executive branch of massive winger infestation, but it's a start.