When we have an offshore oil spill leading the nightly news, isn’t it good news for Democrats that Lindsey Graham’s defection swept some uncomfortable horsetrading under the rug?
The climate and energy bill that passed in the House of Representatives last year did so with the barest of margins. So supporters in the Senate spent months sweetening their version to win over skeptics.
Eileen Claussen, who directs the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, lists just a few: “There are provisions for offshore drilling with revenue sharing, there are provisions for loan guarantees for another, I think, 10 nuclear power plants that were not in the House bill.
Looking at the timing of Lindsey’s tantrum, I’m starting to believe that Baby Jesus makes things happen for a reason.