Arkansas Senator Blanche Lambert's impassioned speech earlier in the day against the public option--but in favor of courageously allowing the public option to become a reality-- highlighted the afternoon. Ms. Lincoln vowed not to vote yes on a bill if it contains a public plan, which appears the kind of posturing destined for GOP TV commercial immortality. At last check Huckabee's from Ar-kansas and also has a TV megaphone. Then again, it's Huck.
But the so-called Louisiana Purchase was even more tawdry. Mary Landrieu even had the temerity to revel in her largesse, apparently oblivious to the fact it comes from the taxpayers and not Harry Reid's billfold. Wasn't the stimulus enough? Clarify something here--what's the difference between her shakedown of the taxpayers via Congress and this conversation from another politician:
"If they're not going to offer anything of value, I might just take it." Another quote: "Unless I get some real good expletive, I might just take it myself." "I've got this thing and it's *#$* golden. I'm not going to give it away for nothing."..other than an indictment?