Thursday, January 6

The Stats

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress - 1st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: Objection not sustained
(Shall Objection Submitted Be Sustained Re: Electoral Ballot Count )
Vote Number: 1 Vote Date: January 6, 2005, 03:18 PM Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Not Sustained
Vote Counts: YEAs 1 NAYs 74 Not Voting 25
Boxer (D) California was the YEA.
These people decided NOT to vote:
Akaka (D-HI)Allen (R-VA)Bayh (D-IN)Bingaman (D-NM)Bunning (R-KY)Burns (R-MT)Chafee (R-RI)Corzine (D-NJ)Craig (R-ID) Ensign (R-NV)Feinstein (D-CA)Frist (R-TN)Hutchison (R-TX)Inhofe (R-OK)Kerry (D-MA)Kyl (R-AZ)Landrieu (D-LA)Lugar (R-IN) Martinez (R-FL)McCain (R-AZ)Murkowski (R-AK)Murray (D-WA)Shelby (R-AL)Thomas (R-WY)Vitter (R-LA)

The rest voted NAY. Included in the gutless bunch:
Joe Biden (D-DE)Robert Byrd (D-WV)Cantwell (D-WA)Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Dick Durbin (D-IL)Ted Kennedy (D-MA)Joe Lieberman (D-CT)Barack Obama (D-IL)Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
I wonder if they really thought it would be political suicide to vote their conscience. I wonder if their fingernails were cutting into their palms when Tom DeLay spewed his corrupt, partisan bile on the floor. Did he really say he thought the whole thing was like an X-Files episode? Did he really say that there was NO proof that there was fraud in 2004 AND 2000? Projection truly is an incredible thing.
Seriously. I could stab a bitch.
More on the Congress later.

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