Congressional quarterly reports on the phantom signature
CQ was reporting on something interesting regarding the situation with Senator Johnson and his continued recuperation. Apparently he's being allowed to sign of on meetings he isn't attending as he continues his convalescence:
Sen. Tim Johnson wasn’t at Monday’s meeting of Iraq War spending conferees, but his signature was.Read it all here.
“When they passed the signature sheets around on the conference report, he had already signed,” said an aide who attended the meeting.
How Johnson’s signature got there remains something of a mystery.
Johnson spokeswoman Julianne Fisher claimed no knowledge of the signature’s existence, even after the conference had closed. “He’ll sign it by the time he needs to sign it,” she wrote in an e-mail.