Thursday, July 28, 2011

Boehnhead Has to Delay His Vote

Dispatches from the Capitol via our reporters and others' indicate a steady stream of Republican Members of Congress -- who are already announced "No" votes on the Boehner plan -- being summoned to the Speaker's office.

On his way in to the Speaker's office, Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) -- a strong "No" vote -- said he had been called to the principal's office. On the way out, Gohmert said he was still a "bloody, beaten down no."


Good for you, Texan Boy, but your compatriot isn’t so courageous.

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), who has been considered either undecided or a no vote for Speaker Boehner's debt plan, tells reporters he's now a yes vote.

Does Boehner have the votes now? "Apparently not, or we'd be upstairs voting," Burgess said.

As for Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), he told reporters, "I haven't changed my mind about anything ... I'm looking for a restroom, you gonna follow me in?" Franks is considered a "No" vote.

This kind of thing is just awful in my opinion. Trying to bludgeon or blackmail a vote because you don’t have enough is really shameful. I know it’s done routinely, but I think it’s very bad form.

Hopefully, Boehnhead won’t drag it out all night like they’ve been known to do. But at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if he did; he seems like the kind of guy who can’t handle being embarrassed.

....and hey, do what you will anyway.

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