While we were in session Thursday, the doors opened on one side of the Chamber and a site arose that caused the entire House to stand to its feet and applaud for several minutes. Rep. Bobby Shows (D-Jones County) arrived back at the Capitol Thursday morning after a long lay-off following heart surgery in late January. Bobby sits on the next aisle over from me but on the same row. When debates get long-winded, we can always count on Bobby to press for a vote from his desk.
It shows once again, that despite seemingly endless rancor and discord, that the House is still one big fraternity. Even though we have differences, folks still care about each other. And in the kind of season we're in, it helps take out some of the tension.