Thursday, May 22, 2008

This time, no screw-ups please...

This is what it looks like when the Republican Party breaks with its President and runs for the hills out of abject terror that the people are going to turn on them:

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress - 2nd Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Vote Summary
Question: On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment No. 2 with Amdt. No. 4803 )
Vote Number: 137 Vote Date: May 22, 2008, 11:42 AM
Required For Majority: 2/3 Vote Result: Motion Agreed to
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 4803 to H.R. 2642 (Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008)
Statement of Purpose: In the nature of substitute.
Vote Counts: YEAs 75
NAYs 22
Not Voting 3

McCain ducked it. Huckleberry Graham voted against it. Kit Bond? Kit Bond ain't messing around. He and Pat Roberts voted for it. A majority of Senators up for re-election voted for it. Hell, BOTH Murkowski and Stevens voted FOR it. The only vote NAY that surprises me was Charles Grassley.

Now, on to the House. Get it right this time, please.

And when you can tell us what the Cuban Missile Crisis was all about, then maybe you can make the joke stick, okay?

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino on Thursday ridiculed House Democrats after a clerical error threw a wrench in their plans to override President Bush’s veto of the farm bill.

“It shows that they can even screw up spending the taxpayers’ money unwisely,” Perino quipped to reporters aboard Air Force One.

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