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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-21-09 01:11 PM
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1. Tell us something we don't know, Mrs. Greenspan....
Everybody knows that Finance wasn't going to produce a draft with a public option in it -- if they produce anything at all.

Finance is broken. At this point Baucus, and Conrad, are like chess players with a losing position who are going to let the flag drop on their clocks and lose on time, rather than get beat over the board.

The Senate GOP sent word out via Kyl that nothing Finance can offer is acceptable to their caucus -- no version, no compromise is enough to get GOP votes. And in the House, Pelosi's train is leaving the station already. They screwed the pooch, they know it, and this is the only semi-dignified exit.

HELP's version will be the Senate's lone contribution to conference, and whatever emerges, Snowe will vote for cloture, and against the bill. That's her usual straddle, and I don't think she'll change.
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