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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Finally! Senate GOP Leadership Shows Some Teeth on Earmarks, Back Bush Veto; UPDATE: Frist Fizzles

Kathryn Lopezat NRO's The Corner reports that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-TN, Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, R-KY, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL, have collected signatures of 34 senators pledging to support a presidential veto on that emergency supplemental spending bill.

Now, it's up to Bush to make good on his words because there is little reason to think the full Senate will be able to resist such a juicy package of spending goodies, especially since Bush has yet to actually veto anything during his two terms in the White House.

UPDATE: Frist Vows Veto Help, Votes For RR to Nowhere????

Is this more proof that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist cannot be trusted, that he truly is just another two-faced Washington politico who ought to be tossed out of public office? Truth Laid Bear has the details here of who voted for and against the Coburn amendment to remove Sen. Trent Lott's $700 million "Railroad to Nowhere" earmark from the Senate's emergency spending bill.

Guess who voted for the Coburn amendment? Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV.