Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Republicans Starting To Come Around on New Start?

We have reports this morning that, in addition to George Voinovich of Ohio, Senators Bob Corker (TN) and John McCain (AZ) have said that it is possible that New Start might be ratified before year's end.

Note that they didn't say that they'd vote for it, just that it might be ratified.

But that's better than what they were saying. Or this just might be frosting on the "tax cuts for millionaires" cake.

Or maybe John Bolton's run for the presidency.

Colin Powell is now endorsing the treaty, but that probably won't be enough for Senator Susan Collins (ME), who is holding out for former President George H. W. Bush. I'm looking forward to the subsequent demand that a seance be held on the Senate floor so that Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower (bipartisanship, y'know) can be asked for their opinions.

I'm expecting that tomorrow, all those distinguished senators will find that there was a comma that they missed in the treaty, so they'll need two weeks to check that out.

More from Rose Gottemoeller, who negotiated the treaty. (h/t @plutoniumpage)

Added later: One less excuse for the Republicans.

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