Here’s a statement worth pasting in entirety:

Washington, D.C., Oct 28 – Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today released the following statement regarding his vote against H.Res.784, a bill “honoring the 2560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and social and political thought.”

“He who spends time passing trivial legislation may find himself out of time to read healthcare bill,” said Flake.

We’re sure the Chinese sage would understand. Confucius is the one who said: “Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.”