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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Arizona Says "No!" Alaska Says "Nyet!"

Despite McCain's effort to save the economy, not a single House member in Arizona voted for the bail-out. Hmm. I guess when McCain was making calls and working to get the plan passed, he either (1) didn't call members of his own state's delegation, or (2) did call and they told him to stuff it. I have no idea which, of course.

McCain is famously unpopular with other members of his state's congressional delegation. Because he is, when all is said and done, a bit of a jerk. But that's quite a rebuke.

Also, note that Don Young, the sole member from the wintry borderlands with Russia (where Putin rears his head in US airspace), a/k/a Alaska, voted no as well.

GOPpers from the home states of the nominees weren't willing to go along with a plan that the ticket staked its hopes on. Either they really hated the bill, or they really don't care what happens to the ticket. Or both.


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