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Toby Keith Carries the Day on Capitol Hill

Ian S. Thompson,
Senior Legislative Advocate,
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September 18, 2008

Well, we can all breathe a little easier and sleep a little better now thanks to Congress…or not. What is it that they did you ask? Did they vote to finally close Guantanamo? Perhaps they passed legislation to end the racially discriminatory sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine? Confronting the many Bush administration abuses of power and violations of our Constitution? Guess again. Honoring Toby Keith for his commitment to our armed forces? Ding, ding, ding!!!

Last night, the House passed the resolution on a voice vote. Now it’s on to the Senate! At least we can see they have their priorities straight. (Matt Bors found the passage of this legislation, H. Res. 1255, pretty hilarious too.)

Who the heck knew the Toby Keith lobby was so powerful?