Oh! What’s that smell?
Leftover Chinese food didn’t mask body odor in the airless room. It would become so much worse as the session wore on.
A priest used melodious phrases in the invocation.
selfless devotion… common good… unfailing kindness.
He said "common good" twice like it needed repeating.
Many know nothing of those things. Many know none of them matter or have much of anything to do with a 30 day session of the New Mexico Legislature where "common good" is considered just another special interest.
Jesus. It stinks in here.
This year a sign was loosely taped to the door and later removed. "NO BLOGGERS ALLOWED."
Territoriality can be a barrier to transparency too.
But you can have the room.