Is Fast Track Back?
July 27, 2002 8:14 AM   Subscribe

Is Fast Track Back? The House of Representatives voted 215-212 to give "Fast Track" trade agreement authority to W in the "early morning hours." Is this the return to all that 'globalism' stuff that was newsworthy before 9-11? And, most of all, what is the Senate going to do about it? Tell him to take a flying leap, or jump on the corporate bandwagon?
posted by kablam (7 comments total)
Corporate? As an individual consumer, it would delight me.
posted by dagny at 8:55 AM on July 27, 2002

Side note: "pre-dawn vote"? Why can't these bozos ever get it together and finish a session right before a break at normal hours? They're like kids who've put off their term papers until the night before they're due. They do this every time. And every time, once they've voted and gone home, the reporters still have to write, record (if applicable), and file their stories.

This makes me hopping mad. I'll get angry about the actual subject matter later.

(Adult Child of Reporter)m
posted by swerve at 10:19 AM on July 27, 2002

I am taken aback by the lack of Trackback smack for this Fast Track Back Yak.

I couldn't resist. Now we are pleased to return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
posted by srboisvert at 12:01 PM on July 27, 2002

srboisvert: Quack!
posted by dagny at 12:19 PM on July 27, 2002

Maybe the only good thing about the House's late-night sessions is that's when weird stuff almost always happens. I would have liked to stayed for the trade vote, but 3 a.m. on a Saturday is insane. Oh, and the Senate probably will pass it.
posted by thescoop at 1:22 PM on July 27, 2002

Trackback hack slack not wack--shows knack, deserves plaque.
posted by y2karl at 7:29 PM on July 27, 2002

I stayed up and watched. My friends think I'm nuts, but, I gotta tell ya it's the funniest show on T.V.

Without yet knowing the complete implications of the bill -- it's seems like a shitty thing to do. Releasing the bill for reading to the members on the internet at 6pm when they were all on the floor debating and voting on Homeland Security, only one copy of the 340 page bill in the House for 400+ members to read, then forcing a vote just 7hrs. later. They all had some information but none had time to read it all. So basically the Republicans pushed through what the Pres. wanted because they could.

They were all scrambling to get stuff done. They need some time management classes!
posted by bas67 at 8:25 PM on July 27, 2002

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