I'm reminded of Rick Boucher.
The guy who sold out the people of Southwest Virginia so as to appease his buddies in Washington and his friends in the environmentalist lobby who were pushing hard to get that cap-and-trade bill approved by Congress. The legislation that he endorsed and then, when the shit hit the fan in the coalfield counties of his congressional district, quickly unendorsed.
The guy whose job approval is now right up there - er, down there - with Nancy Pelosi here in the area.
So what does Mr. Boucher get for having walked the plank and incurred the wrath of his once-most-loyal constituency?
Reid Says Cap-and-Trade Bill May Wait till 2010So the Senate isn't going to take up Boucher's climate tax after all. Which means he'll have to vote on it again next year. Election year.
By Noelle Straub, E&E News
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today said the Senate may not act on comprehensive energy and climate change legislation until next year, given the chamber's busy fall schedule.
Speaking to reporters about the possibility of taking up the bill this fall, Reid said the Senate must first finish work on health care and regulatory reform.
"So, you know, we are going to have a busy, busy time the rest of this year," Reid said. "And, of course, nothing terminates at the end of this year. We still have next year to complete things if we have to."
"... that's a bridge that's still a long ways away." [link]
It turns out he sacrificed his political career for nothing.
I can hear him now, sitting behind the wheel of his car, screaming, "Aaaaaaaaggghhh!!!"
They should make a movie ...
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Spoiler alert: For those who are dying to know what movie I watched, go here.