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June 28, 2007

The Order of Battle

Allah's put the votes in chronological order, hoping to suggest who here was really voting their principles and/or their constituents' principles (we'll take either!) and who was simply votin "no" when they realized the bill was doomed and so there was hardly any reason to defy the public's will for a futility.

There are obviously some problems with this very basic analysis; I'm almost ashamed to accept links from this "generator of simplicity" and hate-merchant.

For one thing, Chuck Hagel votes late but is there any doubt he was rah-rah amnesty from the start, and would have been one of the earliest votes if he hadn't been buys primping his Exquisitely Senatorial Mane?

For another thing, I have to think that most knew the bill was going down before anyone voted at all, barring some miracle. When you lose critical votes like Burr, Bond, and Ensign and others well before the vote with no offsetting vote pick-ups, you're in trouble.

But I can't help but noticing Voinovich's "no" vote is at the end. And McConnell's vote is just about at the end.

And Brownback's yes vote very definitely comes well before his no vote. Best video of the day -- Brownback's sudden epiphany on the senate floor.

Bravo, Senator. Bravo.


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