While reading this article on how the GOP's bigotry-in-Constitutional-clothing measure will fail quickly in the United States Senate, I was shocked to see the uncaptioned photo below! When did we elect a Rankin/Bass Christmas icon to the U.S. Senate?
Rest assured, the Burgermeister Meisterburger was not sent to Washington, DC by the good people of Nebraska. That is actually conservative Democratic Senator Ben Nelson. He is the only Democrat who has not come out against the second assault on gays to occure on June 5. (Today just so happens to be the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis, then known as Gay Related Immune Deficiency or GRID. Nice timing, White House!)
Fortunately, we don't need Senator Meisterburger's vote because the Senate will come nowhere near the two-thirds needed to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment. It's unlikely the House will too. Therefore, it's dead. And the White House and the GOP know this. That's why they'll push the effort -- to win conservative voters back without going down in history for wiping their asses with the U.S. Constitution.
The real question is where does the Heat Miser stand on the Federal Marriage Amendment? And is it possible that the Heat Miser is just an out-of-work Burgermeister/US Senator trying make the time pass?