Tuesday, April 28, 2009
They Have a Sense of Humor :
"Senator Specter Increases Number of Democrats Opposing 'Forced' Choice Act"-- from the anti-"card check" Workforce Fairness Institute .
Meanwhile, Jennifer Rubin, giving advice to her enemies , thinks Big Labor would be crazy not to primary Specter. Is she being Machiavellian--i.e. if they run someone against him, he'll be annoyed and won't flip to endorse some form of "card check" as Peter Kirsanow fears? ... P.S.: Her commenters think she doesn't know Pennsylvania politics. ... Ambinder is ambivalent . ... P.P.S.: My guess is that there still aren't enough votes for a bill that includes a) a way for unions to avoid secret elections and b) mandatory arbitration--Specter has already given cover for moderate Dems to voice their doubts about those provisions. But who knows about a rewritten "compromise" bill? And I have been wrong before. ... 6:26 P.M.
Gays in the military, Dems, GOPs reach foreign policy consensus, Meghan McCain "limiting herself to tweeting about visiting Girl Scout troops," no mention of immigration: Walter Shapiro makes McCain's "First 100 days" seem much better than they actually would have been. ... 6:24 P.M.