- the new minimum wage law being enacted and
- including the exception of American Samoa
- but no parents (legislators) stepped forward to take responsibility for inserting the exception.
That is what I am calling the clause in the new minimum wage law that excludes American Samoa. Congress has pledged to be more transparent so we should be able to find out who inserted this "immaculate exception" into the minimum wage law. Some blogs are accusing Speaker Pelosi of protecting a large employer in her district (Star Kist Tuna). We'll see.