Wednesday, March 16, 2005

ANWR Passes, McCain once again shows his colors

In "what the heck took so long" news, Senate finally has voted to allow drilling in ANWR (actually they voted down an amendment to take out pro-ANWR language from the bidget) in an incredibly slim 51-49 vote. I went home to watch the vote over lunch and was fairly surprised at how the vote went. I knew Snowe was going to vote left, she usually does. On this issue I thought McCain actually might side with his own (albeit loose) party affiliation. Turns out I was wrong. I am looking for a link to the votes and will post it when I find it (there is a small chance I am wrong about McCain, but I don't think so).

Here is the great "if you voted for drilling you are an environmental rapist" DU thread.
I love these people, they make politics fun!

In addition to defeating the anti-ANWR resoultion, the Senate aso defeated Sen. Boxer (Communist - CA) resolution to give more corporate handouts to the failing Amtrak.

It's been a great day all in all if you're a GOPer. Finally we get some decisive wins.

EDIT: I was right, McCain shows his leftist tendencies. Good luck with that '08 run slick.

Yea (no to drilling)
YEAs ---49Baucus (D-MT)Bayh (D-IN)Biden (D-DE)Bingaman (D-NM)Boxer (D-CA)Byrd (D-WV)Cantwell (D-WA)Carper (D-DE)Chafee (R-RI)Clinton (D-NY)Coleman (R-MN)Collins (R-ME)Conrad (D-ND)Corzine (D-NJ)Dayton (D-MN)DeWine (R-OH)Dodd (D-CT)Dorgan (D-ND)Durbin (D-IL)Feingold (D-WI)Feinstein (D-CA)Harkin (D-IA)Jeffords (I-VT)Johnson (D-SD)Kennedy (D-MA)Kerry (D-MA)Kohl (D-WI)Lautenberg (D-NJ)Leahy (D-VT)Levin (D-MI)Lieberman (D-CT)Lincoln (D-AR)McCain (R-AZ)Mikulski (D-MD)Murray (D-WA)Nelson (D-FL)Nelson (D-NE)Obama (D-IL)Pryor (D-AR)Reed (D-RI)Reid (D-NV)Rockefeller (D-WV)Salazar (D-CO)Sarbanes (D-MD)Schumer (D-NY)Smith (R-OR)Snowe (R-ME)Stabenow (D-MI)Wyden (D-OR)

Nea (yes to drilling)
Akaka (D-HI) Alexander (R-TN)Allard (R-CO)Allen (R-VA)Bennett (R-UT)Bond (R-MO)Brownback (R-KS)Bunning (R-KY)Burns (R-MT)Burr (R-NC)Chambliss (R-GA)Coburn (R-OK)Cochran (R-MS)Cornyn (R-TX)Craig (R-ID)Crapo (R-ID)DeMint (R-SC)Dole (R-NC)Domenici (R-NM)Ensign (R-NV)Enzi (R-WY)Frist (R-TN)Graham (R-SC)Grassley (R-IA)Gregg (R-NH)Hagel (R-NE)Hatch (R-UT)Hutchison (R-TX)Inhofe (R-OK)Inouye (D-HI) Isakson (R-GA)Kyl (R-AZ)Landrieu (D-LA) Lott (R-MS)Lugar (R-IN)Martinez (R-FL)McConnell (R-KY)Murkowski (R-AK)Roberts (R-KS)Santorum (R-PA)Sessions (R-AL)Shelby (R-AL)Specter (R-PA)Stevens (R-AK)Sununu (R-NH)Talent (R-MO)Thomas (R-WY)Thune (R-SD)Vitter (R-LA)Voinovich (R-OH)Warner (R-VA)