As the lame duck session of the U.S. Congress draws to a close, Idaho’s Senators threw some wild punches today and come away with nothing but embarrassment.

First, as the final debate of the START treaty got underway this afternoon, Senator Crapo brings up, of all things, the issue of wolves. From Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez:

http://twitter.com/#!/fixfelicia/status/17315755146092544

Indeed, our Senator Crapo asked for unanimous consent to take up the issue, knowing full well that it was out of line and wouldn’t be granted, and then issued a press release decrying the lack of action on wolves.

Then there’s this exchange between Senator Risch and Senator Cardin on the START treaty, also reported¬† elegantly on twitter by CBS reporter Mark Knoller:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/17346169680175104

After first quipping that the plot of Mission Impossible IV will be the retrieval of these four Humvees by Tom Cruise, Knoller continues:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/17350427414626304

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/17353305646694400

And the great deliberative body of the U.S. Senate gently sets aside our Senator’s Humvee issue and gets on with more pressing business:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/17365242367451137

Here’s hoping that 2011, and the 112th Congress, will bring better representation for our state.