The photograph that accompanied the Feb. 12 article “House approves ‘clean’ debt bill” was, excuse the expression, picture perfect. It showed some lawmakers gleefully hoofing it down the Capitol’s steps as they made their escape for a two-week recess. It reminded me of the expression one sees on the faces of children on the last day of school. All of this would be laughable but for the fact that these folks are being paid to legislate.

Susan Kames, Annapolis