Skip to comments.Senator Ensign in Car Accident (DUmmies celebrating, one less cloture vote)
Posted on 01/30/2006 10:50:56 AM PST by johnmecainrino
Senator Ensign in Car Accident Jan 30, 2006, 12:03 PM EST
Senator John Ensign was transported to the hospital this morning following a car accident.
The accident happened before 8 a.m. near Paradise and Sands. Police say the driver of a Jeep swerved into Ensign's lane hitting his vehicle head on. Ensign's vehicle was also rear ended by another car.
Ensign was a passenger. His personal assistant was driving and also transported to the hospital. Both are said to not have life threatening injuries.
The vote would have been tomorrow.
Now there is one less vote for cloture. And reports are durbin is still rounding up the votes.
This is turning into a disaster.
You're a real glass-half-empty kind of person, aren't you?
That's good. I hope they both make full recoveries.
Bring it on. We are ready to go Nuclear.
I been waiting someone to post on this. O am fully expecting that this might give a push to some Dem shennigans relating to the vote and the State of the Union. Already the crazies over at DU wanted some walk out tomorrow. I expect some sleazy is going on or attempting to be done relating to the Bush tomorrow
I'll second that, it's the important thing.
The treshold for 'disaster' must be getting lower by the minute.
Speedy recovery to my Senator, John Ensign!
Duck and cover.
Damn that Karl Rove!
We're all going to die, fer shore!
The so called 'Gang of 14' are going to vote as a group for cloture.
Relax: we're winning. Really. And I am going to enjoy watching the veins pop out on Captain Oldsmobile's neck this afternoon.
And if Jacques "Fillibuster" al-Query starts whirling his head and ululating, my day will be complete.
This is a disaster in the same sense as me spilling coffee is the holocaust.
Lieberman is pro filibuster and so is the hawaii senator on the gang of 14.
They should have had the vote last week when they were all there instead of having to rush everybody back for a monday vote.
I'll bet you still think Gore is going to win Florida.
What I dont get is do any Dem's think long term. I have never seen an article how stupid this is for the Dems in the long run. Look at it from HIllary Clinton viewpoint or anyone else there that wants to be Prez. It would seem to me that starting a precedent where liberals Senators will fillubuster an Conservative will set up a tradition of Conservatives fillabustering a liberal in the future. I mean if I was Clinton I be all for voting Alito knowing if she got to be Prez and didnt have the Senate under Dem control she could get her people on the court. It just amazes me the short sighted views of the Dems.
Alito will be confirmed so just relax
If any of the 'gang' support a filibuster then their 'agreement' is burnt toast.
Just to be safe, I'd like to see the NSA file on the driver of that Jeep ; )
Seriously though, prayers for a quick recovery of everyone involved.
you're just being an ass.....
I;ve heard the "Gang" will be holding a joint press conference to announce together they will vote to end the "fake" filibuster.
Soundes like some Senator's son took things into his own hands ti insure the Rats won the day.
It happened in wisconsin with punctured tires. Why not in DC with planned auto accidents?
"We are ready to go Nuclear."
Isn't that nucular? ;)
sometimes these comments are harsh...but after looking at this dudes posting history it seems spot on.
If this was a DUh thread, everybody would seriously be saying that the driver was paid by Karl Rove.
Alito will be confirmed. It might be messy, but it will get done. After reading some of your posts and commments, I have to wonder if you are some sort of DU "plant".
When you're worried
When in doubt
Run in circles
Scream and shout
Senator Lott stubbed his toe in the hall! OMG, WE'RE DOOMED!!!!!!!!!
Do you think they will try that "closed session" crap?
I am waiting for it.
It happened in Las Vegas, for one thing.
For another, he's going to be released from the hospital later today. He has some cuts and bruises.
He could make it to DC if he was really needed, which he won't be.
I have not heard that lieberman was pro fillibuster only that he was going to vote no on Alito. I'd be very surprised if he would vote for a filibuster. Of course he is a dem so anything is possible.
Vote by proxy? Has he already voted?
LIberman will not vote for the fillibuster. He is actually the only Dem playing it smart here politically. Despite what the crazies at DU and Kos have to say they wont be able to punish him at the polls. Plus he looks principled to Repubs who will vote for him so a mad extreme liberal doesnt take the seat. Ditto for Landrieu who realizes she will have enough problms getting reelected without this vote coming back into her face. Alito is in. The big fight is the next one.What amazes me is Pryor from arkansas who is running against him next time
God forbid, but if the cloture vote turns out 59-40, then they just have another cloture vote as soon as Ensign is brought to the chamber. Big whoop.
Exactly. Cloture fails today? Fine. Stick a bottle of Excedrin in his hand and put him on the redeye.
If they defeat the first cloture vote all the pressure will be off the red state dems.
The next cloture vote durbin will be able to turn around more votes.
How in the world for the most important vote in this congress do you wait until the last second to leave.
Ensign left at 11 a.m dc time from across the country. Any mishap and he won't make the vote. He could miss countless other votes but I just wish for a vote like this they would not leave anything to chance.
Latest count: 62 votes (he would need 60 to close debate).
Lieberman is an extreme liberal on social issues.
It is a mistake to confuse lieberman's pro war positions on domestic issues.
Lieberman is ted kennedy on domestic issues.
Looks like the Democrats are getting really desperate. (Yes, I have my tinfoil firmly in place on this one.)
Once a SCJ is seated, he is there for life. Imagine if justice Alito has a little vengeance in his heart.
We should have had a vote on Alito a long time ago but Spector put off the hearings too long.
"It just amazes me the short sighted views of the Dems."
"Once a SCJ is seated, he is there for life. Imagine if justice Alito has a little vengeance in his heart."
I've been thinking that since the hearings.
Hey Teddy Boy... (insert evil laugh here)
No picking on Ensign, but why can't these buttheads drive themselves to work like the rest of us?
No the republicans already know about that trick play now.
True. I mean just watching this it amazes me that smart politicl people can be so dumb. Repeatly over the last 4 years to Dems every issue is the sky is falling. Again why the Dems want to set this precedent is beyond me. With a chance of getting the White HOuse in 2 plus with Stevens and maybe one more retiring (horrors if its Scalia) I wouldnt be following this tact. It doesnt look like that they will regain the Senate no matter how one does the math. Its truly puzzling to me