Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Not Exactly New Faith In Politicians, But ...

Stunned ... that just about captures it.

I've been sure for the past few days that nothing was going to stop the immigration bill. Too many political favors. Too much political will. It was, I was convinced, an unstoppable locomotive of Congressional malfeasance on its way nonstop to Immigration Hell.

When Hugh went off the air and I went into a couple hours of daughter and school stuff, it looked like the Senate might not get the 60 votes needed to get get cloture -- but in a stunning show of elected people doing the right thing, just 45 votes, not even a majority, were garnered.

The bill's fate is questionable. If it's going to move forward again, it's going to have to be a smarter bill. How to get there -- with Libs crying about families all of a sudden in an elaborate code for amnesty, and Conservatives demanding that illegals be treated as law-breakers -- that'll be the trick.