Saturday, November 19, 2005

The vote last night

     Things to remember:

  • The motion was not what Representative Murtha said
  • The motion, by the rule, was not amendable
  • Although there was some time (3 hours, compared to much more for the recent 5 billion/year savings measure) for debate, it wasn't much

     It was amazing how many Republicans didn't cover for their own bosses (Hunter, Hastert and Gingrey) and said that the motion, despite the leaders protestations, had nothing to do with Representive Murtha's remarks.

     Perhaps the realest story was the vote on the rule.  That voted passed 211-204, a far cry from the original pro-war vote.  Most reporters couldn't get that through their thick skulls.

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