Why Did Alexander Not Vote On The Bailout?

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From Michelle Malkin

***UPDATE***

From Lamar’s Office:

“Senator Alexander did not vote because he is home in Tennessee recuperating from surgery to remove a cyst from his back. If he had been present he would have voted no.  In a statement the Senator said, “I am deeply concerned about the challenges facing Tennesseans in the auto industry, but I have a primary obligation to protect all taxpayers. Government involvement may have some role in the solution here, but putting a government that can’t run itself very well in charge of running big car companies makes no sense– and that’s exactly what this bill would have done.”

SlaterRaider Josh wrote me an E-mail last night, “His staff told me this morning that he hadn’t stated a position yet.” 

Hear what the SlaterRaiders thought of Senator Corker’s Amendment here.

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3 responses to “Why Did Alexander Not Vote On The Bailout?

  1. Red Neckerson

    He must be taking the lead of Obama and voting present for everything.

  2. Lee

    http://politics.nashvillepost.com/

    Post Politics has your answer. Reached early this morning Alexander spokesman Lee Pitts explained why Senator Alexander was neither an official yea or a nay on yesterday’s vote:

    Senator Alexander did not vote because he is home in Tennessee recuperating from surgery to remove a cyst from his back. If he had been present he would have voted no. In a statement the Senator said, “One-third of manufacturing jobs in Tennessee are auto-related, and we are all concerned about the challenges facing the auto industry, but taxpayers must also be protected. Government involvement may have a role in the solution to this problem, but putting a government that can’t run itself in charge of running two big car companies makes no sense to me, and that’s what this bill would have done.”

    http://politics.nashvillepost.com/

  3. He ranks right up there with Biden and Kennedy. Why on earth do people in my home state keep re-electing this guy? What’s he done? When you find a politician like Shelby or Sessions, two men in Alabama with guts, balls, and bravery, vote for them. Make scum like Lamar find a real job as a car salesman or something…. the more they lie the more they get paid… just like Senators.

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