Friday, May 23, 2008


The Farm Bill is going to be voted on again... And then vetoed again probably, and then we will fight for an override again.

This is not deja vu. In some sort of freak clerical error, the version that was voted on was missing 32 pages in the copies sent to congress. So the vote is invalid. The bill needs to be printed and circulated again and then voted again etc. and so forth.

The Republicans of course took this opportunity to grandstand and complain about the mistake and the bad leadership of the Democratic Congress, and the Democrats of course had to defend their tired staffers for being human. (As if this whole last 7 years had not been fraught with Republican mistakes, blunders and tragic disasters.)

So we are not done with the 2007 Farm Bill yet. Please stand by.