Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Keeping the pressure on: Malkin hears a rumor:
Behind the scenes, the vote-trading deals are ongoing. A source tells me that some senators who were promised that their amendments would be included in the Reid amendment package are now being leaned on by Kennedy and the Grand Schemers to guarantee cloture votes in return. John Ensign is one of those senators.
So they might have to trade not one but two cloture votes for a vote on their amendments. Will this work even if no amendment so far has had a full debate and every so far has been tabled?