So Much for Bipartisanship


Politico is reporting that it's likely no Republicans will support the Baucus health-care plan. There's some question as to whether super-squish Olympia Snowe, long considered the Democrats' best hope for a Republican vote, might still go along. But The Hill, at least, is already counting Snowe out, putting Democrats in a tough spot. From Politico:

Despite deep divisions within their own ranks, Senate Democratic leaders are confident that they'll come together when it's time for a vote on health care reform. But without the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, the Democrats have just 59 votes—one shy of the filibuster-busting 60 they're likely to need.