Reid knows that Obama intends to pick up four or five current senators to fill top end federal jobs ~ and that leaves Harry in a pickel because until those guys are replaced he's not the majority leader.
He imagines he can move quickly on some risky scheme if he gets the filibuster rules out of the way now.
BTW, the Republicans will vote unanimously for the appointment of any Democrat senator to the cabinet ~ just to get 'em out of the senate.
posted on 11/08/2012 8:02:50 PM PST
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