Friday, January 23, 2009

Geithner sails through

The Treasury nomination of tax-troubled Timothy Geithner was approved 18-5 by the Senate Finance Committee yesterday, with five Republicans voting no: Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, Jon Kyl of Arizona, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, Pat Roberts of Kansas and Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming. (Via Michelle Malkin.)

You've got to pick your fights, but you can't win if you never fight, and so far it looks like Senate Republicans have no stomach (or other organs) for a fight. Jimmie at Sundries Shack lists the five committee Republicans who voted yes:

Here are the five who need to be looking over their shoulders for the re-election challengers:

  • Orrin Hatch (UT)
  • John Ensign (NV)
  • Olympia Snowe (ME)
  • Mike Crapo (ID)
  • John Cornyn (TX)
It might be a kamikaze mission, but the Club for Growth ought to support primary challengers against some of these go-along Republicans. What's the point of voting Republican if they're not going to fight? If the NRSC is looking for a fund-raising idea, maybe they can sell Republican doormats.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I am so disappointed in Senator Cornyn, I thought he had balls. Guess that's my mistake for assuming so, considering that he is a politician.