Last night was a victory for women.
86% of all calls into Congress on healthcare were from women.
Nancy Pelosi was the Speaker of the House that could herd enough cats to get a fractious House caucus to vote for the bill that they were not thrilled about in 2010.
And the two Senators that held the line and who had formed the minimum necessary coalition to block the bill were women.
Senator McCain if he had not flown in at the start of the week would have been superflous as long as Senators Murkowski and Collins were going to vote not. A 99 vote Senate would have needed 50 Aye votes and no more than 49 Nay votes. The two women were Nay votes 49 and 50. They were enough to hold the line. Senator McCain may have been sufficient to drive at least a few garlic bulbs through reconciliation based repeal instead of repair bills.
And now the appropriate music…