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View Diary: Arctic Refuge Filibuster Vote Tomorrow; Cheney Cuts Short Trip. (74 comments)

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  •  Yes. You are Right--but (4.00)
    Cheney can break a tie on a procedural vote that may be needed to even get to the filibuster question.

    The White House wants him there just in case.

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 05:04:21 PM PST

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    •  Oh Christ in his chariot,,, do not let this be (4.00)
      Cheney's One Freaking Act Play.  If there is a God in heaven, he will see through this bull and keep Cheney from being the final vote on an issue that should not be this divisive in the first place.

      Stevens and Cheney, how sick and how sad for America.  I know Bill Nelson of Florida does not support the issue and stands firm on fighting against it, Thank God.

      I am not your beast of burden: I will not be forced to carry your baggage.....Humanistic Property Manifesto (-5.13, -4.77)

      by panicbean on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 06:02:12 PM PST

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      •  Drilling the Refuge has been Cheney's baby (none)
        from Day One.

        Apart from the Utterly Rabid Stevens, and maybe Don "My Way, The Highway" Young, there is no one who wants to get those rigs up there faster.

        Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

        by willyr on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 06:08:02 PM PST

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    •  Cheney's ticket not for ANWR (none)
      I believe that Cheney was brought back early not for the vote on the Military Appropriations bill (w/ ANWAR) which is to occur tomorrow, but for the budget reconciliation bill.  Since it is protected from filibusters under budget rules, it can't be stopped that way, but it is not clear if it will gain 51 votes on an up-or-down vote since many moderate Republicans are unhappy with the cuts in social programs (child care, student loans, Medicaid) it contains.  Cheney's on call for that one.

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