Sunday, March 21, 2010

Everything Is Theory Until It Happens

It looks like the waterfowl are getting aligned for the Democrats to get the needed votes to pass the damn bill. The Stupak group is beginning to yield; Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), who was “No” yesterday told Channel 13 in Toledo this morning that she will vote for the bill, and Mr. Stupak himself had scheduled, then postponed, a press conference where he was supposed to announce his vote. Now it looks like he’s worked out some deal with the White House and he’s going to vote for it.

But this isn’t done yet. And if you’re superstitious and have said the bill is a done deal, go outside, turn around three times and spit. The vote may not come until 9:00 p.m. EDT tonight (right up against The Pacific on HBO), and there’s still the reconciliation and the Senate to deal with. So this isn’t over until President Obama signs it.

So until then, read a book, watch a movie, give your parakeet a karma transplant. Just don’t say it’s over until it really is.

HT to Bob for the post title.