Once again, the House is trying to create a plan for filling vacancies in the event that it's membership was radically reduced due to a catastrophe. And once again, there is much wailing that this bill isn't the best way to deal with the problem. I agree that holding special elections in 49 days isn't a perfect solution, but none of the solutions being batted around are perfect. However, all of them are better than what we have now, which is nothing.
Three years after 9/11 we still don't have a contingency plan of any sort in place. This is just absurd. Do something already!