Who’s The Boss?

Saxby, apparently.

A Capitol Hill newspaper fingered Sen. Saxby Chambliss as the top suspect in the bashing of the Boss by the GOP-led Senate earlier this month, but the Georgia Republican said through a spokeswoman Monday he played no role in turning Washington into the badlands for Bruce Springsteen.

Since the spiking of a resolution honoring the music legend before the Thanksgiving holiday recess, no senator has come forward to claim responsibility. But a Monday report in Roll Call identified Chambliss as the most likely culprit — a charge he denied.

Saxby should take ownership of this. The base would love it. I really doubt it would hurt him politically in Georgia.

7 comments

  1. GAWire says:

    This was the word around the Hill that Saxby was pulling the strings on striking the motion, before the Roll Call story. I would love it if it was Saxby! It eliminates honoring Springstein and just pisses Lautenberg off, which is an added bonus. It’s great being in the Majority!

  2. Pappy says:

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    And what a waste of it. This says little about why Republicans have the majority but much about how they will lose it. Where in the Contract is the Bruce-bashing clause? What do you think it says to moderate voters who may, like a great many americans, actually like the man’s songs and think that a resolution honoring his contributions to the world of music should trump politics?
    Surely the Senator has more important things to occupy his time than the childish(and spineless) snubbing of an american music icon?

  3. GAWire says:

    >>”””Surely the Senator has more important things to occupy his time than the childish(and spineless) snubbing of an american music icon?”””

    Surely, the Senate has more important things to occupy its time than officially recognizing a crappy musician that has done nothing for this country except giving us something to tap our feet to when we’re sitting in traffic.

    While we’re at it, perhaps Cynthia McKinney should make a motion to officially recognize those folks that did the ATL song, along with her motion to fund a Tupac Arts Center, for his “contributions” to this country.

    BTW, it takes more time for Senators to make the motion than it does to strike it down.

  4. Pappy says:

    “Crappy musician”? What does that make Lee Greenwood? (answer: a crappy musician to tap your sister to) I don’t give two flips whether or not the resolution passes. My point was that I doubt the sniping of this resolution would rally either party’s base, but would (assuming they even heard about it) look mean-spirited and petty to a moderate unaffiliated voter.

    P.S. -Dallas Austin is your culprit for the ATL song, not “those folks”.

  5. Bull Moose says:

    Great — we’ve got a mess in Iraq, an out of control deficit, almost half of our debt controlled by China, Japan, and South Korea, health insurance costs are out of control and our Senior Senator is working to keep Bruce Springstein from being recognized?

    Great! I’m glad the Senate is busy (insert sarcasm)…

  6. GAWire says:

    Great — we’ve got a mess in Iraq, an out of control deficit, almost half of our debt controlled by China, Japan, and South Korea, health insurance costs are out of control and Senior Democratic Senators are busy recognizing Bruce Springstein.

    Great! I’m glad the Dems know the difference between waste of time Floor Motions and important policy (insert sarcasm HERE) …

    As I said before, it took a lot more time, focus, and effort for those Dems to make a motion to recognize Springstein, than it did for whatever GOP Senator it was to strike it down! As a matter of fact, striking it down eliminated the waste of time motions and votes, so we could get back to the important policy. Y’all’s argument isn’t gonna’ work on this one.

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