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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

What About The Whips

Phil Windley...

"I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but I find it hard to believe
that Pelosi is stupid or naive. That leaves me wondering why this came
up for a vote today if she thought it would lose."


I'd say she either knew it would lose (if so, good for her) or she
thought the vote would pressure enough fence sitters to land on the
yea side.

I'm not sure why Phil's putting this all on the Dems though. There
were more Republicans voting no than Dems. And there are majority and
minority whips whose job it is to ensure they have the votes from
their own members.

Either way though, good for each of them for voting no.

1 comment:

jarober said...

To be fair, he put it on the Dems because they have the majority, and they have the votes all by themselves to pass any bill they want to pass. They didn't pass it on their own because they wanted bi-partisan cover on an unpopular bill.

Mind you, I'm opposed to the bill, so I'm happy it went down, no matter how it went down. But - if Pelosi brought it to a vote, she either knew it would fail, or she's not a very good speaker.

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