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More Senate Stoogery

By on 4.26.06 | 4:10PM

Can't even find Moe, Larry or Curly around. Actually, they'd be doing a better job of defending the nation. As the World's Greatest Deliberative Body takes up the latest supplemental appropriations for the Iraq war -- to which, of course, the latest Katrina-labeled porkfest is attached -- Sen. Judd Gregg has apparently offered and obtained an amendment cutting about 3% -- about $1.9 billion -- from the war funds to pay for more border patrol resources.

According to this AP report, Gregg's amendment was immediately attacked by Lil' Miss Gun Control and Hillary who were screaming about how this would cut funds for body armor and anti-IED research.

Ask yourself, Sen. Gregg, whether you couldn't find any pork to cut from the Katrina nonsense? Why you had to set yourself, and the whole Republican senate majority, up for what will now be a much-deserved public thrashing? And why we should ever take you or whoever voted for your amendment seriously again?

Why shouldn't this money have been found elsewhere? Why shouldn't the Senate be taking up a really tough border-closing initiative instead of throwing money at the border? This is the kind of stoogery that makes the Senate "Republican" majority so ineffective. When they lose their butts in November, they will have only themselves to blame. And some of us may cheer.

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