Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Franken, finally....

The long recount in Minnesota is over. The Democrats now control, at least in principle, the 60 vote majority necessary to end filibusters ("Franken’s victory bolsters Democratic grip in Senate", by Monica Davey and Carl Hulse, NYT, 30 June, 2009). That could change in a heartbeat (or failure of one, given the poor health of Democratic Senators Byrd and Kennedy), but for the moment I got particular enjoyment out of this quote from Texas Senator John Cornyn: “With their supermajority, the era of excuses and finger-pointing is now over.” Except by Republicans, of course.


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