Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course...
Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
Churchill: Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.
Apparently Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-Louisiana) price is just about $300 million dollars. There is no word on exactly how much Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) was bought off for. Both claimed that they were simply voting for the current Senate healthcare bill to pass into the "debate" phase and that they could not vote for the current bill to become law in its current form. My question for these two political whores (did I really say that? Yes, I did!) is this: if you don't agree with the principles of the bill now but are willing to vote for it when Dingy Harry Reid gives you a certain sum of money, what makes us think you won't just up the ante to vote for the final bill in another month or two? Exactly how much are you going to soak the taxpayers for your next vote? It's been 18 years since P.J. O'Rourke called Congress a Parliament of Whores...his words still hold up: God is a Republican, Santa Claus is a Democrat.