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Friday, September 01, 2006

Frist Guarantees Coburn-Obama Will Get Vote by Full Senate

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-TN, posted a statement on his VOLPAC blog yesterday commending the Blogosphere for putting all 100 Members of the Senate on record concerning the secret hold on S. 2590 and promising to bring the bill to the floor of the Senate.

Here's the key quote:

"I'm very encouraged to see that all 100 senators have now answered the blogosphere's inquiries on the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act. Now is the time to act. In September, I will bring S. 2590 to the floor of the Senate for the vote it deserves."

Go here for the full post.

Now the question is what will the Phantom Menace do once the bill is officially on the Senate calander and legislative maneuvering begins in what could be as much as six days of debate.

You don't know who is the Phantom Menace? I'm sorry. Just scroll down a bit and you'll find a handy identifying photo. Believe me, you can't miss these two characters on the Hill!
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Stevens, step away from the light sword now!
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One more time and I call Jack Bauer, you hear me, Stevens????
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No, Senator Byrd, this is not for your portrait in the Roman Senate Hall of Fame. We'll do that one tomorrow after you've had a nice long nap. Yes, Senator, I know you play a mean fiddle. What's that? Well, I never met Cato the Elder, so I can't really say if you look like him or not. He played a mean fiddle, too, huh? That's nice.
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OK, that's good. Here you go: