Standing in the way of a planned recess causes radioactive unpopularity because such recalcitrant Senators threaten to upset the vacation/travel plans of their colleagues AND THEIR WIVES (okay, spouses).
There is Senate speculation that there will be a resurrection of the immigration reform bill during the last week of June to increase pressure on dissenting Senators who would risk the wrath of colleagues by delaying the July 4th recess.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The Latest Form of Bargaining: Votes-for-Vacations? At the Corner, Kate O'Beirne outlines a new tactic that members of the "grand coalition" may be planning: