A longtime House of Representatives' stenographer seized the microphone during the vote tonight to end the shutdown. The woman began ranting, proclaiming "He [God] will not be mocked!" and continued, railing against the Freemasons. If I didn't know better, I'd say this was a publicity stunt for an upcoming Dan Brown book.

She was quickly, politely escorted away by staff members. According to one congressman, Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the stenographer is popular and well-liked. You can hear the whole rant here.