Yesterday we brought you the news that hapless GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa -- fresh from his efforts to build on our southern border the sort of electric fence used for livestock -- was planning to introduce an amendment to prevent Nancy Pelosi from consorting with the enemy.
The amendment -- attached to appropriations legislation -- would have prohibited Pelosi from using State Department funds to visit Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria.
Well, King's measure was voted on early this morning in the House of Representatives. And it went down to a crushing defeat. The final tally: 337 noes; 84 ayes.
Looks like the radicals are starting to lose their grip on the Republican party. The whole idea was ridiculous, of course, since Republican legislators had done the same thing days earlier, but there was a time when poisonous partisanship was riding high that the Pubs would have done ANYTHING to destroy a Democrat. Or maybe even the Republicans realize that Bush's refusal to engage in diplomacy of any sort has served the nation poorly.
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