NY Senators demonstrate how the game is played

I love this.

President Bush yesterday notched the first big victory of his second term, winning strong new limits on class-action lawsuits and dealing a setback to state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) voted with Republicans and against Spitzer.
His aides said Schumer has long supported class-action reforms and felt that Spitzer’s arguments would weaken the bill.

[That's called, "I'm going to run for Governor, and Spitzer will be my competition. This hands him a ringing defeat and sets him back on his heel. Heh-heh."]

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) broke with Schumer and sided with 25 other Democrats — and Spitzer — to preserve the current set of legal protections.

[That's called, "I'm going to run for President and this proves my loyalty to the tort lawyers who have all the money I will need, and it demonstrates that I am ready to fight for the little people and the poor, much-abused consumer against the evil Republicans and their corporate allies...I am purrrrr-fectly positioned. Heh-heh."]

I do love politics.

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