Much like their fellow Midwestern lawmakers, the Democrats' maneuver in Indiana has been triggered by Republican efforts to advance a bill that would reduce collective bargaining rights for state workers.
By leaving the state, Democrats deny the Republicans the quorum necessary to vote on the legislation.
To be clear, it's not as if the Democrats are running from some sort of Monty Python-esque, adorable yet deadly bunny rabbit. Democrats in both cases are fighting serious battles to protect union rights in their respective states.
Nevertheless, we couldn't resist digging up one of our favorite all-time clips.
And while we're at it, how about a little musical accompaniment?
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