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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Re: Senator Hanging In There

posted by on December 14 at 11:15 AM

There’s prayer, and then there’s Senate procedure.

And as it turns out, according to (via Wonkette), the question of what happens to Senator Johnson may not be as important as the question of what happens on Jan. 4, when an obscure “organizing resolution” goes up for a Senate vote.

Karen Tumulty explains.

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A Republican fillibuster at this time would be great for the democrats. I don't think the Republicans have the political support to sustain a fillibuster.

Posted by Doug | December 14, 2006 12:15 PM

Where are the Prayer Warriors when you need them?

Posted by him | December 14, 2006 12:16 PM

Some would say the Prayer Warriors have already finished their work.

This is going to be very interesting to watch come January.

Posted by PA Native | December 14, 2006 12:43 PM

Hopefully Robert Byrd, ancient buzzard that he is, will dust off some of his old Senate rule manipulation tactics. He won't give up being President Pro Tempore that easily.

Posted by Dave Coffman | December 14, 2006 2:01 PM

When 3/4 of America wants the Dems to be the Decider of the frickin quagmire in Iraq and economic decisions, I think an upset like that would just infuriate people - including the 1/4 of GOP voters who voted straight Dem.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 14, 2006 5:35 PM

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