Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Senate's having a sleepover tonight...

but I don't think they'll be watching movies and playing Twister together.

At least they'll have pizza on the menu. :)

Seriously, in an admitted publicity stunt, led by Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Democrats have scheduled an all-night debate on the Levin/Reed Amendment to HR1585, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The amendment would begin withdrawal of troops from Iraq within 120 days of enactment.

Republicans are blocking a vote on the subject, demanding a cloture vote of at least 60 votes to bring the issue to a close; Democrats want a simple majority vote.

The rhetoric used by both sides is familiar to everyone who has followed the issue, so I won't go over it now, but after watching Joe Lieberman (R in everything but registration - CT) shill for Bush's War on the floor yet again, I have to ask -

Would it be appropriate for Lieberman's party (Connecticut for Lieberman) to rename itself 'The Grim Reaper Party"??

[Image courtesy Doahleigh]


Edit to add at 12:20 a.m. AZ time:

Just caught the brief speeches by Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and our own John McCain (yes, he actually showed up for this one!) - they looked more than a little shopworn.

I think their best days, at least for pulling all-nighters, are in the past.

*Far* in the past. :)

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