Oh wait, they didn't.
BUT they have some free time on their hands.
Posted on the Daily News blog Daily Politics...
It doesn't get much better than this...
On Tuesday, May 29, members of the state Assembly will strut their stuff at a local Albany bar in a mock American Idol contest in order to raise money for two charities: The Alzheimer's Association and Justice for Children International.
So far, the contestants include: Joe Lentol and William Colton, both Brooklyn Democrats; Joe Saladino, a Long Island Republican; Bill Parment, a Jamestown Democrat; and Dan Burling, a Warsaw Republican.
Individuals or teams will be performing a song of their choice in front of a panel of judges that includes Assembly Sargeant at Arms Wayne Jackson (in the role of Randy); Paul Rapp, a local music critic (playing Simon), and Marilee King of Zap Legislative Courier Service (standing in for Paula Abdul).
Sen. Joe Robach (R-Rochester) will emcee the event, a la Ryan Seacrest. The winner will be selected through audience applause. The prize? Bragging rights and a trophy.
A band known as the "Budget Blues Boys," which includes Parment, Saladino, Assemblyman Richard Brodsky (D-Westchester), and Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, (D-Cheektowaga).
I promise to have a camera by then."