Thursday, February 11, 2010

The enemy isn't the Opposition, it's not the's Max freakin' Baucus.

Max Baucus (almost) does it again. Reaching out to his best-buddy Chuck Grassley almost derailed Health Care Reform, and it almost diluted the Jobs Bill to near worthlessness. But this time, his screw up looks to have been caught by Harry Reid, and should be fixed this time.

Honestly. We need jobs! I know, Max Baucus says, let's cut the Estate Tax and the Gift Tax.

But we need Republican votes, don't we?

No, Max. That's not necessarily the plan.

Baucus is making a good argument for another change that needs to happen in the Senate: the elimination of the Seniority rules.