The ingrate on the right is Senator Max Baucus, the lone Democrat to vote no on the bill. Personally that doesn’t mean much to me, but what does stick in my craw is that when he’s here in DC – according to Mark Plotkin – he resides in Georgetown. It burns my ass that he spends his nights in our city and then goes home or gets himself an absentee ballot for Montana and casts his votes for congressional representation.
I’m happy to say that Jim Webb did the right thing and voted yes, and saddened to say that John Warner did not. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland voted yes, as did both Senators in Delaware and Pennsylvania – good neighbors.
Kudos to Robert Bennett, Norm Coleman, Susan Collins, Orrin Hatch, Richard Lugar, Olympia Snowe, Arlen Specter and George Voinovich who voted across the party line to support the right of DC residents to have a say in their own governance.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs