2.13.2009

What about Cao?

I thought he just said he was very adamant about voting for the stimulus in the end.


The U.S. House passed President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus plan designed to help repair the economy through tax cuts for businesses and families and a half-trillion dollars in federal spending.

The chamber voted 246 to 183 for the measure with no Republicans in favor.

How did Cao vote?

ADDED:  Sure enough - Cao voted against the stimulus, contrary to his statements just yesterday:  New Orleans Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao was the only Republican member who had signaled a willingness to support the bill, but he apparently reversed course.


Personally, I'm fine with that - I think the stimulus is unwise and irresponsible on many levels. But I don't know that the vote is a sound political move for someone in his position. Perhaps it's a subtle admission that Cao believes he simply cannot win reelection outside of his one miraculous moment given the numbers in his district.