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My Senate heroes

If you haven't been keeping up with the Coburn Amendment, here it is in a nutshell. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma proposed repealing some of the more recent, egregious examples of congressional pork and using the savings to fund Katrina-related disaster relief.

I suppose it's little surprise that the measures were voted down 86 to 13, but I want to name names. The thirteen senators who have become my newest (and in some cases unlikely) heroes are:

Allen (R-VA)
Burr (R-NC)
Coburn (R-OK)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Feingold (D-WI)
Graham (R-SC)
Hagel (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)
Sessions (R-AL)
Sununu (R-NH)
Talent (R-MO)

All the rest can go to hell. I mean it. Every damn one of them. I hope every single senator that's not on this list goes down to brutal defeat in the next election.

(I should point out that New Jersey's John Corzine did not vote.)


At last we agree on something in having Russ Feingold as a hero. ;)

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