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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 04:21 PM
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56. I am not defending their vote but their ability to vote as they choose...
but simply saying that I am proud that the Dems are not running such a tight machine that every vote has to be a party-line vote. There will be times when every vote matters and I hope and trust that the Dems will be able to hold a strong line. But there is no gain in this case for the Dems to force everyone to vote a specific way.

The questions was whether I/we are ashamed of the Dems for not holding a party-line vote together and my answer was that, in this case, Gonzales' confirmation is assurred so it is pointless, in my opinion, to try to force votes from Dems who choose to vote a different way.

I am disappointed in Lieberman & Salazar that they choose to support Gonzales. They are the ones who should be ashamed of their votes. I am not ashamed that the Dems are not forcing them to vote a different way. I am proud that the Dems are not requiring a manditory party-line vote on this issue.

That says nothing about what I think/feel about Gonzales.
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