Friday, June 27, 2008

John McCain was the only Senator other than convalescing Ted Kennedy to not vote on the GI Bill. By his cowardly absence on a matter of principle (he had backed an alternate version of the bill that was defeated), he associated himself with the six radically anti-veteran Republicans who voted no. Apparently, as Brandon Friedman points out, McCain's "admiration, respect and deep gratitude" for veterans doesn't go as far as thanking them by providing for their education after they leave the battlefield.

For shame.
Just musing here...

Would it be a terrible idea if the majority and minority leaders get to decide on the "default" vote of the members of their caucus, so that there would never be an "abstain" option? Obviously it's not a just Dems or just Repubs issue. I don't know how this would work for other smaller parties.

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