Apparently they're under the illusion that we would know the difference if they stopped showing up for work:Senate officials are holding internal planning exercises this week to prepare for a swine flu outbreak that could hobble congressional offices."
"Capitol alert for H1N1 outbreak; senators and staff to get masks
"Some have expressed concern for members who have a full workload this fall, saying that if they are infected it may interfere with their ability to attend committee hearings or even vote because doing so could spread the infection."Land o' Goshen! Imagine committee meetings without Darrell Issa's trademark snark. How would anything get done?