Guns, Geysers and Mr. Reid

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 16 May 2009 09:48:42 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Gail Collins at The New York Times - 60 democrats in the US Senate doesn't always translate into 60 votes. Praise the Lord! [scopeny]

Nothing is simple if you're Harry Reid. This week the Senate was working on a consumer rights bill for credit card holders when Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, suddenly proposed an amendment to allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks.

This would seem relevant only if consumers are worried that they will not be able to use their American Express at a souvenir stand in Yellowstone, and will need to hold up the cashier in order to bring home a much-anticipated geyser refrigerator magnet.

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