Vitter runs away

Just before I started recording, I said to the Senator, “I’ve read that you are the only senior official from Louisiana not to have commented…” then the video piks up and you hear me say, “on the judge that refused to marry an inter-racial couple.”

Vitter responds: “I don’t think that’s the case”

I say, “Have you commented? What did you have to say about it?”

Any reasonable Senator would have stopped whatever they were doing to vociferously make a clear denunciation of the miscreant magistrate at issue.

Vitter looked at me and smiled, silently… and waited for the elevator doors to lose.

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Lindsey Graham kinda responds to gay rumors

At Justice Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings, Senator Lindsey Graham asked her about anonymous comments offered by a range of lawyers. These comments were negative, mostly having to do with the Justice’s temperament.

Leaving aside the fact that Justice Scalia’s acidic demeanor never seemed to bother any of the white male Senators called upon to confirm him, I did think it was notable to ask a nominated Justice to comment on accusations made by anonymous accusers.

I especially found it interesting because there is no shortage of rumors regarding Senator Graham’s sexual orientation. That puts Graham in almost the same position Justice Sotomayor except nobody that I know of has asked Senator Graham to respond to the rumors. What’s more, if Graham did have gay relations while a member of the military, he broke the law.

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Lieberman again

The first person I saw on the Hill tonight was Senator Joe Lieberman. He was exiting the House side of the Capitol and looking for his driver.

I tried to press him a little on his non-committal answer re: filibustering health care over the public option. Maybe I’m inclined toward optimism, but I’m thinking he’s hoping he doesn’t have to make that decision.

And that’s the problem, isn’t it? There are too many marginally Democratic Senators that don’t have to face their constituents in 2010. Bill Nelson, Ben Nelson, Max Baucus, Kent Conrad… Any one of these guys could join with Republicans in a filibuster.

I know there is a movement afoot to pressure Harry Reid to threaten Senators that take the unprecedented step of breaking with their caucus to join a minority filibuster… but shit…

This is the same Harry Reid that led the caucus in a standing ovation when Joe Lieberman returned to the Senate after defeating the Democrat in the 2006 Connecticut election. It’s the same guy that allowed Lieberman to keep his gavel after criss-crossing the country to campaign for John McCain and Sarah Palin for much of 2008.

eh… Maybe I’m not so inclined toward optimism after all…

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Mark Pryor won’t filibuster a Senate health care bill

Absent “crazy” circumstances, that is.

I apologize for the mistake in explaining the set-up of unprecedented filibustering of your own party’s bill – I used the word “minority” when I should have said “majority”. heh. If I was a print reporter, you never would have caught it.

Anyway, I had seen this in the Politico earlier today, so I was really happy to see Senator Pryor emerge from the tunnel:

Moderate Democrats did draw plenty of inspiration from Snowe – but instead of using her “yes” vote as a reason to embrace health care reform, fence-sitters hailed the caveats in her public statement Tuesday as a rationale for withholding their own judgment.

Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson said his colleague from Maine wasn’t “forecasting what her future votes might be” when she cast the lone Republican vote for the Finance bill.

Likewise, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, whose own stance on health care remains an open question, cautioned, “I think she’s been careful to say that she supports it coming out of committee, but no guarantees on final passage because it’s going to change quite a bit between now and then.”

This reporting seemed pretty useless to me, but it sounded vaguely ominous. I thought it would be a good idea ask point blank: would he support a filibuster of a Senate Health Care Reform bill?

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