Monday, February 12, 2007

"Yes, you can speak to the issue of Iraq on the floor...but just not for 30-45 days"!

I read this on the web today. The post title is my paraphase.
It seems to me that when you are in power, you can play all the cards!

House Republican leader John Boehner (news, bio, voting record), R-Ohio, has said the GOP will have an alternative, but it is not clear that majority Democrats will allow it to be offered on the House floor.

"We're going to have Republicans who are skeptical of (Bush's) plan who'll probably vote for this," he said. Asked if he thought House Republicans would lose a third of their members to the Democrats' resolution, he said, "I don't think we'll lose that many."

Boehner complained Sunday that Democrats had backed out of a promise to allow an immediate, wide-ranging debate on Iraq.

On Thursday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (news, bio, voting record) said Republicans would be permitted to propose an alternative this week to the Democrats' resolution. But on Sunday, Hoyer said that is "not necessarily our plan." Hoyer, D-Md., said a House vote will be limited to the proposed resolution opposing President Bush''s troop escalation and a Republican alternative would be voted on 30 to 45 days from now.

"Live up to your word," Boehner, R-Ohio, told Hoyer.
"Democrats, Boehner said, won't even let us have a substitute. ... Give us a vote this week."

Boehner said Republicans want to offer a resolution saying a bipartisan panel should oversee the president's plan, with benchmarks to keep track of whether it is progressing.

"You're going to have that opportunity," Hoyer replied.
The lawmakers appeared together on "Meet the Press" on NBC.

Yah! After 30-45 days of liberal media spin doctoring!
....prior to public discussion, or views of the others are heard on the floor!.

Hmmmm, "Sounds fair (toungue in cheek) to me"!


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