No ‘Energy Bill’ in the Senate Until September, If Then

Senate Majority Leader has pulled the plug, flipped the switch, powered down and shut off Senate consideration of an “energy bill” this week.

Reid announced the change in plans to reporters this afternoon. He blamed Republicans, saying, “We tried jujitsu. We tried yoga. We tried everything we can with Republicans to get them to come along with us and be reasonable.”

A Fox News blog reports this edifying statement: “Sen Bob Menendez, D-NJ, chairman of the DSCC, bashed Republicans for having ‘special interest’ policies and said this would be the key question of the 2010 elections: ‘Whose side are you on?'”

The bill would have lifted the liability cap on offshore drilling accidents, driving all but the largest operators out of the Gulf of Mexico. More …

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