April 3, 2001
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Cheney casts his first tie breaking vote in the Senate.
posted by tamim (15 comments total)
Ah yes, the controversial "object not found" initiative. I've been reading about it.
posted by aladfar at 4:24 PM on April 3, 2001

Sorry about that - the word "senate" got in the way of the URL. Here's it again : http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010403/ts/congress_budget_dc_5.html
posted by tamim at 4:29 PM on April 3, 2001

Since when does the President do that? I thought the Vice President did. Oh.

Good. let the Republicans commit policy suicide.
posted by ParisParamus at 5:20 PM on April 3, 2001

We'd best get used to these tie-breakers. With the 50-50 split, it's going to happen with nearly every major vote.
posted by aladfar at 5:21 PM on April 3, 2001

At least until Thurmond kicks.
posted by rodii at 5:42 PM on April 3, 2001

"That stunk so bad, even I had to hold my breath." - GWB
posted by owillis at 5:51 PM on April 3, 2001

The scary thing is it never gets old. It's not that he's a Repubican, it's that he's just SO DAMN DOOFY.
posted by solistrato at 7:35 PM on April 3, 2001

Chaney seems to be on a roll tonight. Minutes after he cast his vote to approve the Bush Budget, he cast his second tie breaking vote to kill the Democratic plan to trim the $1.6 Trillion-10 year-Bush Tax cut plan.
posted by tamim at 7:44 PM on April 3, 2001

I'd imagine that the Dems will try to have him running from the White House to the Capitol five times a day to cast those votes, just to see how well his ticker holds up.
posted by holgate at 8:36 PM on April 3, 2001

holgate! now that's an idea! quick, someone tell babs...
posted by lia at 10:43 PM on April 3, 2001

Again, I ask, what's the Web site where the Vice President's vital signs and cholesterol numbers scroll along in real time?
posted by ParisParamus at 10:49 PM on April 3, 2001

It's funny to imagine Cheney huffing and puffing running to the Capitol.... I'm sure he has a limo to take him though...
posted by gyc at 11:32 PM on April 3, 2001

ParisParamus: Is this what you're looking for?
posted by NsJen at 7:46 AM on April 4, 2001

When the Senate is in session, that's where the VP is. He isn't "running" from anywhere. I'm still not sure why Cheney doing his job is worthy of a MeFi post.
posted by Dreama at 8:08 AM on April 4, 2001

Apparently, though, noting that Cheney is "doing his job [of being irredeemably evil]*" is worthy of perpetuating the thread.

Aladfar is, I fear, correct. It's going to be rather fractious for a while with such a close split. And Strom Thurmond has already demonstrated that he is a deathless, wizened gnome who isn't going anywhere until the Rapture hits.

(*denotes slight editorial modification)
posted by Skot at 9:04 AM on April 4, 2001

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