Friday, June 6, 2008

My Panties are in a Huge Bunch! Senate Climate Bill Blocked

Senate climate bill blocked

By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a global warming bill that would have required major reductions in greenhouse gases, pushing debate over the world's biggest environmental concern to next year for a new Congress and president.

read the rest of the article, here.

So, why are my panties in a bunch? It's not because the bill wasn't passed. Honestly, I don't know enough about the bill to know if it was the right bill to be passed or not. Obviously, something needs to be done, but I don't know if this was it.

I'm all bunched up because the bill lost by 12 votes and John McCain, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Ted Kennedy all missed the vote, but sent letters saying that if they were there, they would have voted for it. Now Senator Kennedy, I can understand why he isn't there. He gets a free pass because he recently had brain surgery.

The other three - they're just wussies. Now they have the luxury of saying I would have voted for it, but without the responsibility of actually doing it. Do you think that perhaps if they had been there, more of congress would have voted yes? Even if they were just trying to suck up to the next President?

If the bill was worthy of being passed, help pass it, don't send a useless letter.

So McCain and Obama, please do the job you were elected to do instead of playing with that job to make you look good for the next job you want.

And Clinton, stop begging to be let back in the game and do the job you were elected to do.

Really, when stuff like this happens, I get so frustrated. Who on earth can I vote for in November?

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Sunny Ellis said...
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Allison said...

They want to pass the bill when they are in office so they can get credit for it.

Robin Shreeves said...

You know, it's sad when our first instinct is that they obviously had some sort of ulterior motive for missing the vote but sending a letter.

Even if nobody guesses the ulterior motive correctly, we're pretty sure that there still is one.

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