Thursday, March 17, 2005

When Good Poodles Go Bad

Senate votes for Arctic drilling:

With 55 Republicans in the Senate, the vote did not break precisely along party lines. Three Democrats Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana voted in favor of drilling. Six Republicans voted against it. One was Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota, who was elected in 2002; his predecessor, the late Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone, was a staunch opponent of Arctic drilling.

"I made a campaign promise," Coleman explained.

Somewhere Dick Cheney is rolling up a newspaper.


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