March 1, 2007


Pelosi Delays Decision on Jefferson (Susan Ferrechio, 3/01/07, NY Times)

Leadership aides confirmed Thursday that the vote has been tentatively scheduled for sometime next week.

Democrats acknowledged that their move to give the seat to the Louisiana Democrat, who is under federal investigation for bribery, would not happen via the simple and fast unanimous consent motion they had planned to offer.

Instead, every Democrat will now have to go on record on Jefferson's appointment, which could be particularly difficult for some freshmen member who ran last November on an anti-corruption platform.

"It's a tough vote for some of our guys," said a Democratic aide familiar with the situation. "But in the end, we're going to just have to do it."

There can't be more than one or two sitcoms running now that are funnier than this show.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 1, 2007 9:17 PM
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