Democratic Senator Predicts None of His Colleagues 'Will Have the Chance' to Read Final Stimulus Bill Before Vote
I'm not sure it's the "big win" everyone is saying it is for President Obama; all he had to do is keep his own party in line and buy off a couple of Republican senators.
I'm not sure it is the victory anyone wants, judging by this from the Drudge Report:
HURRY, FELLAS, LET'S VOTE, I AM OFF TO ROME!
Fri Feb 13 2009 09:18:52 ET
Rep. John Culberson, TX claims the "stimulus" bill must be urgently voted on today -- because Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leaving at 6:00 PM for an 8 day trip to Europe!
Culberson made the charge on Houston's KSEV radio.
Pelosi is hoping to lead a delegation to Europe; there's a meeting with the Pope and an award from an Italian legislative group.
Calls to Pelosi's spokesman went unreturned.
In the rushing, Democrats have now broken their promise to have the public see the $790 billion bill for 48 hours before any vote.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) predicted that none of his Senate colleagues would 'have the chance' to read the entire final version of the 1,071-page bill before it comes up for a final vote.
Interesting. Get the bill passed - after breaking your promise to allow 48 hours for review (bill released at 11 PM last night, vote scheduled for 9 AM this morning) - and get out and stay out of town until the heat's off. Way to lead, Nancy.
So the stimulus package circus have you upset, too?
Then it's a time for choosing.
Get mad. Then get to work.