Recess tension within Arkansas delegation?

Rep. Vic Snyder (D-Ark.) decided to use the August recess to stir up a little trouble in his homestate Congressional delegation.

Snyder was the only member of Congress from Arksansas to vote in favor of the American Clean Energy and Security Act in the House. So while all four lawmakers were home for recess, Snyder proposed they face off for a two-hour, no holds barred debate over the climate bill.

Thus far, he doesn't have any takers.

"My good friends couldn't find the time," Snyder told NWANews.com. "Apparently, they're afraid of me."

But Snyder's taunting didn't end there. He offered to give each participant a "phone a friend" lifeline during the debate, and even mockingly suggested some, er, supportive devices.

"If I brought my little boy's floaties down to the debate, if that would make them more comfortable, we could do that," Snyder quipped.

Snyder's Arkansas colleagues do not seem amused by his antics.

"I really don't care," Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) told NWANews.com.

Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) said there was "no instructive purpose in rehashing an issue where I have a fundamental difference with my fellow member."

Rep. Marion Berry (D-Ark.) said Snyder should have contacted him personally instead of making the proposal through a TV station.

"Normally, if one member wants another member to do something, he'll personally ask him," Berry said.

Looks like it's going to be a lonely debate for Snyder.