I hated it when I was in law school, I hated it when I was a corporate lawyer, I hate it when I deal with lawyers outside of my profession. Lawyers universally believe that if you have something that can be said in a hundred words but you have a million word limit, use the million words. The Senate "Trial" of the Century is an exhibition of this insanity to an extent that is almost unbelievable. Consider that the true AUDIENCE for these presentations is the people who are watching on television. The Senators have already made up their minds, no question about it. The PURPOSE and the HOPE is that some of the people watching on television will call their Senator and plead with them to vote differently than they are expected to vote. That's it. It is a vain hope, but there it is. So who [the fuck] told these Democrats that repeating the same lame message over and over and over for twenty-four fucking hours would be EFFECTIVE? It ANTAGONIZES the intended audience! If they had three or four Reps speaking for 15-20 minutes each, all making coherent, easily-understandable pitches, it would have had immeasurably more influence on the viewing audience. A normal, non-retired person would have been able to see the whole shooting match. They way they did it, that was impossible. I have no doubt that the Republican presentation will be almost as bad (but not quite as long). Seriously, what is the point of 24 hours to mush to make a 45 minute presentation?