Saturday, January 17, 2009

John Sydney McCain Memorial Crappie Award

Didn't have to look far this week to find the "winner" of this dubious award. In fact, the award, named after Arizona's senior Senator, is going to...

Arizona's junior Senator, Jon Kyl.

On Thursday, Senator Jon Kyl issued a press release touting the Senate's passage of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act.

From the presser -
The U.S. Senate today approved S. 22, The Omnibus Public Land Management Act -- a catch-all package that consists of more than 150 separate public land, water, and resource bills, including two that were authored by U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), and several that he cosponsored.

He wrote or cosponsored many parts of the bill, so it wouldn't be shocking that he supported the bill, right?

So naturally, he voted *against* the bill. (Senate roll call vote 3)

Nice flip flop there, Senator.

To be fair to Senator Kyl, in his press release he actually did admit to voting against the bill, citing the cost of the non-Kyl additions to the bill, and the fact that no amendments to "improve" the bill (aka - remove the non-Kyl provisions) were allowed.

Apparently, the only worthy projects related to public lands are the ones that he supports.

On the other hand, at least he is finally doing some work for Arizona.

Even if he is voting against it when it comes before the full Senate.


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