Weekend open thread: Not ready for prime time edition
by desmoinesdem, Sat Apr 17, 2010 at 07:31:00 PM EDT
Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts said this week that he's against the proposed financial reforms because they would be "an extra layer of regulation." As Kevin Drum noted, that's "like saying that you don't want better brakes on your car because 'they're going to slow me down.'" But Brown had more empty talking points to share:
Brown left open the possibility that he could support a compromise.
"I want to see when it's going to come up, how it's going to come up,'' he said. "I'm always open to trying to work something through so it is truly bipartisan.''
Brown, whose vote could be critical as Democrats seek to find a GOP member to avoid a filibuster, assiduously avoided talking about specifics.
When asked what areas he thought should be fixed, he replied: "Well, what areas do you think should be fixed? I mean, you know, tell me. And then I'll get a team and go fix it.''
Give me a break. The guy has no idea what's in the bill or why Republicans are supposed to be against it, but he wants to make sure you know he's all for teamwork and being "bipartisan."
In the comments, let us know who else isn't ready for prime time, or or share anything else that's on your mind this weekend. The two leading Republicans in my home district (IA-03, D+1), aren't making me scared that they will defeat seven-term incumbent Leonard Boswell. More on their recent boneheaded moves at Bleeding Heartland.
If you're interested in the upcoming British elections, you can watch the recent party leaders' debate here.