And they did it without even reading the bill.
House passes climate-change bill
Republicans accused the Democrats of ramming the bill through the House. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), managing the debate for his party, asked repeatedly if there was even a copy of the current version of the bill anywhere in the House chamber. Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher – sitting in the speaker’s chair although she’s already been confirmed as Obama’s undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security — repeatedly dodged the question.As a Republican, I crossed party lines and voted for Norm Dicks for our local Representative because he once helped my wife in an issue involving the Government and because he has been good for my beloved Shipyard.
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), one of the bill’s sponsors, finally rose to say that a single copy of the current version of the bill was available at the speaker’s desk – and on the Internet, which members would have to leave the floor to access
There is still hope that this 1000+ page suicide note will be defeated by saner heads in the Senate but, as they are mostly incompetent as well, it will be very close.