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We are very close to a completely accurate estimate. People might say, ‘Why not wait?’ Because as soon as you amend it, you change it again. What are they going to do, wait five weeks to analyze each amendment?Senator Boxer may go ahead and move the bill through the committee without the Republicans. Committee Ranking Member James Inhofe (R - OK) calls this a "nuclear option." If you remember, this is the same man who has had serious doubts about the very idea of global warming's very existence.In a related matter, CQ Politics also reports that Carly Fiorina will run against Senator Boxer in 2010. To quote,
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, is expected to formally launch her long-awaited Republian campaign against Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer sometime this week. . . . Fiorina is considered the desired nominee by party insiders in California and Washington, D.C. Fiorina is being feted at a Capitol Hill-area fundraiser next month headlined by a list of notable senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Among the others Republican senators listed as hosts of the Nov. 17 event at Bistro Bis are John McCain of Arizona, whom Fiorina served as a top surrogate in the 2008 presidential race, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. . .It is probably safe to say that Senator Boxer's Senate seat is pretty safe. It is also safe to say that she will find a way through this morass of Republican obstructionism and report out a good bill that will fit in with other similar legislation that will eventually be passed and signed into law. It just seems destined.
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