November 19, 2002

GOP Wins Senate Homeland Bill Fight
Of course they do!

The Senate voted 52-47 to reject an amendment that would have removed from the bill seven provisions that Democrats said were favors to friends of Republicans.

Three Democrats voted with the president to defeat the amendment, including Sen. Mary Landrieu of Loser Louisiana, who faces a tough run-off election next month in her bid for a second term, Ben Nelson of Neutered Nebraska and of course DINO Zell Miller of Georgia.

John McCain of Arizona was the only Republican to side with the Democrats. The two independents spit their vote, with Vermont's James Jeffords voting with the Democrats and Minnesota's Dean Barkley with the Republicans.

Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Areyoufuckingcrazy, was in Paris for a fashion tribute to Jacqueline Kennedy, and missed the vote. Merde.

Maine's two moderate Republican senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, and Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., said they voted against the amendment only after receiving assurances from Trent Lott that he would work next year to remove three of the provisions, including one that gives protections to pharmaceutical companies that have already been sued over health problems allegedly caused by vaccines. Link. [Pukebag].

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