Monday, September 15, 2008

Haven't Had Time to Vet This

But it appears quite useful (and damn time consuming, thanks for doing it): Hilzoy of the Political Animal blog from Washington Monthly posts a quick primer on every bill and amendment proposed by Obama and McCain in the 110th and 109th session, with a few caveats:
As during the primaries, I've excluded the following: (a) bills that just do something ceremonial, like name a post office; (b) bills that merely call for a report or express the sense of the Senate (too easy to mean anything); (c) bills that appropriate less than $40 million, and that do nothing else; (d) bills of purely local interest. (Interestingly, Obama didn't have any of these.) I have also only checked the 109th and 110th Congresses, since these are the only ones when both Obama and McCain were in Congress.

It's dry reading, but it will tell you what they've been doing for the past few years other than campaigning.

PS to the folks at the Internet Ecosystem - there's no way this is accurate:

Might want to tweak your logorhythms or whatever, 'cause they seem to have an exaggerated opinion of my influence. Not that there's anything wrong with that. . .

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