And no recounting of this fiasco should omit the self-interested flip-flop of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who earlier had supported efforts to bring the immigration bill to a vote but on Thursday opposed cutting off debate. Before he was against the bill, he was for it.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Courier-Journal: McConnell's Self-Interested Flip-Flop
At least on this occasion, the Courier-Journal editorial board tells it like it is. Mitch McConnell carried Teddy Kennedy's water through the Senate by shoving his amnesty bill down the throat of conservative Senators. Once McConnell realized the bill would not pass, he switched his vote to try and gain a slight advantage against Larry Forgy. Sorry Mitch, true conservatives will see right through that little maneuver: