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Baucus For It Before He Was Against It And For It Again

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I can't even follow this absurd K Street-inspired dance anymore...


In a significant change of position, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) now says it is not currently necessary to extend President Bush's fast-track trade authority...This is a shift from January when the senator, who has been under pressure in Montana to reject an extension of fast-track, wrote in The Wall Street Journal that Congress should renew fast-track authority.


Baucus's staffer said that the senator "continues to maintain that fast-track should be renewed."

Again, I repeat: I can't even follow this absurd K Street-inspired dance. But then, I guess when the smell of corporate cash gets in the air, it makes politicians behave in embarrassing ways.