[…] A brawl over presidential pardons punctured the normally courtly ambiance of the Senate on the night of July 19, but Republicans and Democrats agreed to bury the hatchet and erase the evidence before the sun rose July 20.
In the heat of a partisan spat, Democrats forced a vote on a nonbinding measure to instruct President Bush not to pardon former vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. But there’s no official record of the 47-49 vote in the daily record of congressional proceedings — or anywhere else.
That’s because senators agreed less than an hour later to undo their vote and pretend it had never happened. […]
It’s not often they allow us to see them so obviously act like a bunch of three year olds.