If Rep. Jim Cooper is right, fiscal negotiations are in danger. Big danger.
Representative Jim Cooper, the Tennessee Democrat, worries that zombies will destroy Washington come December. He’s identified 56 of them, and feels certain that more will be lurching around after the November election. They’ll be easy to spot, since they’ll all wear suits and gather at the Capitol. “After November 6, we’ll have a zombie Congress,” he explains. “We’ll have the 56 members who have already announced they’re retiring or seeking a different office, and we’ll have everybody who loses reelection. So they’ll literally be the living dead, except they’ll be back in Washington and have voting cards.”