Sen. Landrieu just came out for allowing the Democrats' health reform bill to come to a vote (without committing to actually voting for it). That left Sen. Lincoln of Arkansas to possibly cast the deciding vote. And, at about 2:30 pm, she said, yes, she would back the Dems tonite but NEVER back a public option, even after Harry Reid gave her $50 million for abstinence ed.
Meanwhile, the Senate debate has proved nowhere near as entertaining as the House debate two weeks ago, when it took about half the slots on Twitter's trending topics with even CSPAN getting a shout out as one of them. Unlike the House debate, this one features long speeches and the people making them are not quite as wacky (usually) as some of their House colleagues. Still waiting for first senator to bring baby to the floor. Too bad John Edwards no longer there.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Mary, Mary, Not Contrary
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