Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Senate Republicans who were conference designates shut out of midnight deal making

In another shady, middle-of-the-night move, staffers for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid met with democratic conference members to ink the final details of the "limp-ulus" bill WITHOUT Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and John Thune (R-SD). Who was there in their stead? You guessed it: Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Arlen Specter (R-PA).

Apparently they couldn't get the deal completely worked out and went into Wednesday. Again the official memo to the Republicans was to meet in Conference at 3pm...but it was clear to Representative/People's Hero Tom Price (R-GA) that deals were going on in Pelosi's office and held a press conference there:

I normally don't cite blogs but this is breaking news.

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