I am looking forward to seeing a Political Scientist publishing a paper on the determinants of this vote--36 Senators voted for this amendment, 62 against.
Here is the list of Senators and their votes:
Grouped By Vote Position
|YEAs ---36 |
|McConnell (R-KY) |
|NAYs ---62 |
A few surprises: Webb of Virginia? Sure, he is a relatively conservative Democrat, but the NSF is in Arlington, and there are heaps of good universities in the state with strong political science departments. Guess I have to vote against him in the next primary. Despite frequent references to a possible national candidacy, Bayh of Indiana is now clearly a force for ignorance. Interesting that the Republican for Nebraska was against the amendment but the Democrat was for. Each playing to beyond their base?
[UPDATE]: That didn't take long--quick analysis of the vote.