Russ Feingold: Man of Principle

From an RPW press release, which may or may not have been taken from this post by Jim Ger­aghty at National Review.

“Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion is intended for leg­is­la­tion that reduces the deficit. I have strongly opposed past efforts to use rec­on­cil­i­a­tion to address pol­icy mat­ters, such as drilling in the Arc­tic National Wildlife Refuge. It wasn’t appro­pri­ate then; it isn’t appro­pri­ate now.” (Sen. Fein­gold, Con­gres­sional Record, S.4289, 4/2/09)
“U.S. Sen. Russ Fein­gold said Sat­ur­day he sup­ports the move­ment within the Sen­ate to pass a health care bill with a pub­lic option under rec­on­cil­i­a­tion rules, which require a sim­ple major­ity with­out a fil­i­buster.” (La Crosse Tri­bune, 2/21/10)

How “mav­er­icky” of Russ?  No won­der OWN and DPW are focus­ing on Wall’s tax record, they can’t seem to be able to defend a Fein­gold “Flip-Flop.”

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