Last weekend, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was quite dramatic about the need to work over the weekend to pass health care legislation.
“Fourteen thousand people lose their health insurance every day in America,” he said in remarks on the Senate floor. “The American people don’t get weekends off from this injustice.”
Yet yesterday, Reid began whistling a different tune, asking Republicans to agree to allowing for a weekend off. “I see no reason to punish everybody this weekend and I hope the minority will give strong consideration to the proposal that I’ve made,” Reid said.
Why the change?
“It turns out Reid has a 1,000 plus per plate fundraiser scheduled for Saturday in New Orleans, according to one local paper, which also reports that Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, a key swing moderate in the health care debate, will also be in attendance.”