Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Which way will she go?

Yesterday, Sue Kelly told the Mid-Hudson News in this article that she was undecided on CAFTA, legislation that seeks to reduce trade barriers between the U.S. and several countries in Central America. Said Sue: "I'm still getting facts together trying to decide if its a good thing or a bad thing for the 19th Congressional District."

Of course, Sue's indecision was before Republican heavy-hitters like the President and Sue's buddy Tom DeLay began trying to convince fence-sitters like Sue to support the bill, according to this Reuters story. DeLay, who has been a regular contributor to Sue's war chest, was quoted as saying, "It will be a tough vote but we'll pass CAFTA tonight." But to do that, Sue and other so-called moderate Republicans are going to have to swing his way since several Republicans from North Carolina have already said they plan to vote no.

UPDATE 7/28 By a vote of 217 to 215, CAFTA passed late last night. It will be interesting to see now how Sue tries to spin this into being beneficial to people in the 19th, instead of what it appears to be: just another cave-in.

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