Gridlock/Animosity a Washington Phenomenon
Democratic Governor, Brian Schweitzer, from Red State Montana had this classic quote to describe the situation:
"Maybe it's something in the water in Washington, or maybe it's all the expensive whiskey the lobbyists are paying for," says Brian Schweitzer, the Democratic governor of Republican-leaning Montana. "I have a 72-hour rule. If I stay in Washington for more than 72 hours, I have to bathe myself in the same stuff I use when one of my dogs gets into a fight with a skunk - stuff to get the smell out."
Read: What's a governor like you doing in a state like this?