Google came out with their list of top Senators searched for in 2009, and placing #2 was…”Nelson”!
So how does the Benator not rate higher, considering he’s standing on the fence, threatening to jump on either side of the Health Care debate?
TampaBay.com points out that Bill Nelson may have tipped the viral video scales when he made a speech saying “Certainly all the intercourse that I had as a military officer was the best.” (He apparently meant “interaction”).
Though in theory the whole list could be skewed because they may be taking into account both Nelsons’ hits, in which case, that doesn’t seem fair.
What does this mean? Well, either:
A) Not a damn thing; or
B) Ben Nelson is newsy…sometimes.
So what have we learned?
Well, there’s the fact that Ben Nelson has said he will support the Republican-led filibuster on final passage of a Health Care re-form bill if it doesn’t contain anti-abortion language like that of the House bill.
And, of course, it looks like it will be Nelson who will introduce the Stupak-like amendment. But Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill has said Nelson doesn’t have the 60 votes to jump a pro-choice filibuster.
What will Nelson do in the end if this doesn’t pass?
Well there’s the abortion-funding test. Then there’s the “public option” line in the sand.
Things seem to be stacking up for the Benator against the bill.
But will he be willing to be the face of crushing ObamaCare re-form?
We’re still doubtful.