So is Frist Mad Enough to Grow a Backbone?

Bill Frist feels that Harry Reid’s motion for a closed session was an “affront to [him] personally.” He’s acting like he’s mad.

“The United States Senate has been hijacked by the Democratic leadership,” Majority leader Bill Frist of Tennessee said. “Never have I been slapped in the face with such an affront to the leadership of this grand institution.”

So, how mad is he? Mad enough to tell the 7 Republicans in the Gang of Seven to get their asses in their seats and vote the party line on a rule change? Mad enough to tell John McCain to keep his mouth shut for a couple of weeks or risk losing national party support in his next reelection campaign? Mad enough to realize that it’s long past time to rewrite the Senate rules in a more majoritarian mold, since Democrats have shown time and again they wouldn’t hesitate to do so if it benefitted them? Mad enough to schedule hearings and a vote on the Alito and Bernanke nominations before Thanksgiving? (Frankly three weeks is way more time than needed to schedule 100 people who are supposed to be there every day working anyway to show up and do their jobs.) Is he mad enough to finally grow a backbone? Maybe, but I’ll believe it when it happens.

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