Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Oh, Sweet Jeebus, This One's a Nail-Biter...

I just received this from a very helpful person who works in the Capitol:

Unclear what's happening. It's truly down to the wire. Hagel, Roberts and DeWine were meeting at the end of the hall before they went into the meeting 20 minutes late. My guess is they'll be in there for a good 2 hours negotiating. I'll definitely let you know as soon as I hear anything.

Yergh. If I were a nail-biter, I wouldn't even have fingers left to type with.



Via said...

This is killing the hell out of me.

Anonymous said...

nail biting isnt even close to how anxious i feel.i am hitting refresh on several blogs to find the answer about the vote

Via said...


I used to do that on eBay when I wanted to snipe a bid. This is way, way worse!

Seriously, what are our chances, do you think?

Anonymous said...

stress is very damaging to your health.i have been sick since december a year ago.it doesnt take much to have to hang my head over the toilet and this has me going 3 to 4 times a day now.sigh
i want no pity but i want my freedom or at least to feel free again before it absolutely kills me.
i used to feel such pride as an american but after the torture scandals and the NSA domestic spying program i just feel so angry.

Jobe said...

This doesn't bode well in my opinion.
Would love to be the fly on the wall, eavesdropping on them.

Fight Back said...

No matter what the outcome is, we should congratulate ourselves. We are exercising our rights as citizens and letting the decision makers know that our input is important.

Observer said...

What's the primary source for the vote outcome? Who will be reporting it? The Senate's website? I can't imagine a news organization to be the first to break the story since they don't seem to give a damn. I'm so anxious to find out what happens with this vote, I want to find out where else I can continually refresh just to give me something different to look at!

Eyes Wide Open said...

Thersites is the primary source, of course. He'll know before Karl Rove :)

Being the excitable type, I often have trouble watching "24" without getting too anxious. The tension on that show is almost unbearable.

Last night when I was watching an expanded 2 hour new episode, which in fact was one of their few best and most anxiety inducing episodes thus far, I found myself thinking that the anxiety I was experiencing viewing it was less than that of waiting for this vote.

But why do we set ourselves up only to be let down? We know these spineless, corrupt moral pygmies are going to cave, don't we?

Anonymous said...

we lost
no hearing
sigh per cnn

Eyes WIde Open said...

I just had a thought. I predict (but admit I could be wrong) that there isn't going to be a vote on this motion. They're just discussing what shade of lipstick to put on the "compromise pig."

I say this because everyone on that committee is a member of the same club. Their primary allegiance is to each other. Now that a few members like Hagel and Snowe have been singled out and will take the heat no matter which way they vote, the others on the committee will not let that happen, and will provide a face saver for those Senators and come up with a "compromise" which is unacceptable to all of us.

But I hope I am wrong.

Tate said...

I am very sad that you were right, eyes wide open.

I was late to checking my mailbox and just sent my petitions, too late but after alito, and the shameful Patriot Act vote for renewal without Feingold's civil liberties protection amendment and only Feingold, Leahy and retiring Independent Jim Jeffords voting against, we knew we couldn't depend on the Dems and must start thinking of something else.

Where is the Green Party on this...I need to check their site and the courage of their attempt to audit the 2004 vote might push their status as a contender up.

Please go to Rep. Conyers' site for information on the Impeachment forum he held the other day and it will be rebroadcast on C-SPAN. Please sign Rep. Conyers petition for the Impeachment Inquiry Hearings to begin.

Anonymous said...

I'm reposting something I said above, as well:

No, this isn't the end; we're not summer soldiers. We gave Rove and Frist a MUCH closer shave than they expected, and they are going to pay a political price that, absent our efforts, they wouldn't have had to pay. And we built our network; every one of these battles makes us stronger. Seriously.

I'm not at all pessimistic; we're up against a tough team and I never thought winning would be easy.

That being said, I'm going to go get a beer now. I hope to see all of you here tomorrow, fresh, rested and ready to kick some ass.