Friday, March 23, 2007

True to Form - Wayne's Latest Outrage

Well, I don't have the roll call, but here's how Wayne-o voted:

Voting for the bill were 216 Democrats and two Republicans — Wayne Gilchrest ( news, bio, voting record) of Maryland and Walter Jones ( news, bio, voting record) of North Carolina. Of the 212 members who opposed the bill, 198 were Republicans and 14 were Democrats.

He must figure he has nothing to lose.

For those of you just tuning in and for whom the simple fact that Wayne-O was one of only two Repub...(I can't bring myself to write the whole word) voting with the rest of the Democrats against his colleagues, again just isn't enough, the outrage is just this: He voted to approve an emergency supplemental appropriations bill, larded with Blue Dog Pork, to provide continued funding for the Iraq War as well as other GWOT activities.

HOWEVER....the reason why 198 of his colleagues voted against it was because it contained a timetable for retreat and surrender and off-cutting funds for the troops in harm's way. This is also the reason why it will, hopefully, die in the Senate and, if not, on the President's desk.

I am awarding myself a bottle of Chianti, by the way.

Mike N.