It looks like Olympia Snowe has Muttlied Senate Majority Leader Harry “Dick Dastardly” Reid.
The first cloture vote on the DISCLOSE (aka Democrat Duct Tape Act, aka Sit Down and Shut Up Unless You Are a Union Boss and Give Me Gobs of Campaign Money) Act failed on a 57-41 vote.
So, after digging it back up from it’s well-deserved grave, Zoloft Harry then tried to make a last-minute appeal to one of the Maine Twins, (that being Snowe, since I assume Collins was at the hair dresser’s shop) but seems to have failed miserably. As usual.
Via Michelle Malkin:
GOP Leader McConnell assailed the “pure politics” of this election-year stunt. “After a year and a half of passing things Americans don’t like, the Democrats want to silence voices of critics.”
Sen. Schumer yammered on about “transparency” while ignoring all the loopholes carved out for special interests, then proposed changes on the Senate floor to the bill to win over Sen. Snowe…after having drafted the bill behind closed doors with lobbyists.
We shall see if Harry tries a trifecta of failure.
Cloture vote fails by 59-39.
Folks, this is why we need to get Christine O’Donnell elected, since she will be sworn in immediately and that will be one more vote for Zoloft Harry to have to dig up.