‘Bristled at being put on the spot over Bulger’
: I like the idea of forcing a very specific vote on Bulger
, using the Article 87 up-or-down strategy and watching lawmakers bristle at the idea. Not so sure about cramming all the other reforms in one package, though. I wish Mitt had broken up the big package into multiple packages. The point is to pass reforms, after all. The Herald
likes Mitt’s tactic, though. ... Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg, an Amherst Democrat: ''It's really hard to imagine that there might not be just one error - technical or otherwise - in 700 pages.'' ... Notice ‘Amherst’ and ‘Democrat.’ The Hack Progressive Alliance: It exists. ... They won’t vote on the ‘merits’ of the bill; they’ll search for ‘technical or otherwise’ excuses to reject reforms. ... Gotta hand it to Mitt: He’s been a bulldog on reforms. ...
Extremely interesting procedural point: “The bill could still be defeated on an anonymous voice vote.” ... I didn’t know that.