June 29, 2006

Flag burning scare?

George noted earlier how close the Senate's vote on the flag burning amendment (it was shot down by just one vote), but was that really the case? Well, The Plank linked to a Time article that points out otherwise:

Senate Republican aides believe that as many as a dozen self-proclaimed amendment supporters privately opposed the flag burning amendment and were only supporting it for political gain. If the Amendment were to have actually passed, the aides predicted, those same politicians would have voted their conscience, dooming the flag-burning amendment on the Senate floor.