I’ve been a politics junkie since I was twelve and I’ve never in my life heard of such a blatant Senatorial amendment heist right in plain sight on the floor of the self-styled world’s greatest deliberative body:
George Allen STEALS an Amendment! Washington, DC — U.S. Senator George Allen today stole a Department of Defense appropriations amendment written, printed and prepared by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill), and then announced the amendment as his own, moments before Durbin was prepared to introduce the amendment on the Senate floor.
I don’t think this will help Sen. Allen get re-elected.
Update (Sept. 6): If you have a very strong stomach, read Sen. Allen, Lose the Noose, a meditation on what nooses mean in Virginia, and what we can infer from the fact that the future Senator chose to hang up a noose as a decoration in his law office.