Roll Call

When a sitting President cannot rally more than 33% of his own party members to vote in favor of a bill — after going on national television and saying the sky will fall if said legislation doesn’t get passed — he truly is a sitting duck. Furthermore, failure to get this bill passed after intense lobbying speaks volumes about the President’s inability to lead during this financial crisis.

  1. Don’t you mean “lame duck”? Sitting duck is meant to refer to something that is an easy target, as in George w. Bush is a sitting duck for comedians and satirists.
    You’re right on the underlying point though.

  2. See! This is what happens when I rush to get in a post before heading out to dinner. I definitely meant lame duck!

  3. On the other hand, Cheney probably thinks he’s a sitting duck.

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