Everyone makes mistakes, but members of Congress get a chance to have them cleaned up so efficiently.
On Wednesday, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) found himself managing a debate over legislation to repeal ObamaCare's definition of full-time work as anyone working more than 30 hours a week. His first task: introduce Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.).
"I recognize the gentleman from Michigan, Mr. Lynch," Rangel began before realizing his mistake. "Maine," he tried next, before stumbling into the right answer.
"Massachusetts," he said with a smile. "Whatever."
Today's Congressional Record revealed the power members have to revise and extend their remarks. Rangel's mistake was covered up ... mostly.
The Record quotes Rangel as saying cleanly, "I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Michigan."
Nice try. Will we see a correction to the correction in the Congressional Record tomorrow? Stay tuned…