Representative Donna Edwards (D-Maryland) said she left Republicans scratching their heads last week when she quoted lyrics from a White Stripes song on the House of Representatives floor. She read the lyrics to the White Stripes’ “Effect And Cause” to chide Republicans for their attempt to shut down the Federal government.
This weekend, Edwards told independent journalists gathered in Boston at the National Conference For Media Reform that Washington needs more politicians who aren’t willing to “play the game”. She advocated for keeping the Internet open and railed against corporate influence in politics.
“Corporations can do all the business that they want”, Edwards said, “but they don’t have to control our politics.”