Tuesday :: Nov 21, 2006

Open Thread - Up Or Down Vote Edition

by Steve

I’m impressed with how Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer plan to roll out the Democrats’ ethics reform package in January. Instead of trying an omnibus ethics bill that can be picked apart and killed bit by bit, and leaving the newly-elected Democrats from key districts with nothing to show on the issue, Pelosi and Hoyer will allow the incoming freshmen to champion individual pieces and force the Republicans into up-and-down votes on the components. The approach gives the freshmen their “15 minutes” on the issue for their constituents back home, and allows them to blame the GOP if any of the items is defeated.

And watch Olbermann smack Bush around Monday night for his uneducated comments on Vietnam that are the direct cause of his failed stay the course policies in Iraq.

OK, it’s your turn.

Hat tip to Crooks and Liars for the Olbermann clip.

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