What set this off was Michelle Malkin and others taking umbrage at the Blogfather's snarky comment on the House passage of the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Ace correctly notes that "There's a war on!" doesn't seem to interfere with Mazdablogging. catblogging, and other things not related to the war in Iraq, so why should it interfere with Congress doing the domestic policy thing? Good question.
As for me, whether the war in question is a big crusade or a splendid/savage little war, I think Senators should quit acting like spoiled brats and do the jobs we elected them to do. We're certainly paying them and their staffs enough money, to say nothing of all the perks.