Snowe Votes Aye

>> Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm not sure if this is really good news or not, for this reason:

So Senator Snowe takes the leap, becoming almost certainly the only Republican, at least on this committee, to support the Democratic bill. But she cautions: “My vote today is my vote today, it doesn’t forecast what my vote would be tomorrow.”
By voting yes, she actually would get more leverage out of a no vote on cloture for the final legislation, which she'll still be under intense pressure to cast. The need to try to keep the legislation "bipartisan" may also allow Snowe to haul out the same arbitrary chainsaw she used to gut the stimulus bill. I guess we'll see.

Meanwhile, Joe Lieberman is still abominable.


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