Jaw-dropping hurricane of House leadership not getting it, as dday points out over at Digby’s place. From the NY Times article:
WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats have scrapped plans for another vote on expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, thus sparing Republicans from a politically difficult vote just weeks before elections this fall.
Before the summer recess, Democrats had vowed repeatedly to force another vote on the popular program. But Democrats say they have shifted course, after concluding that President Bush would not sign their legislation and that they could not override his likely veto.
Sometimes it feels like being led by a pack of ferocious, ravenous kittens.