No further questions, your honor...
Wed January 14, 2009 2:44 pm

Kirk Watson just demonstrated why it's a bad idea to tangle with a trial lawyer. Tommy Williams has spent the last two hours arguing that he wants the Voter ID vetted in a Committee of the Whole so that all senators -- not just those on, say, Senate State Affairs --  get to weigh in on the issue. He's all about inclusiveness.

Question from Watson: Couldn't the lieutenant governor under the old rules just refer the Voter ID bill to the Committee of the Whole?

Williams: Yes.

Watson: So only difference in this new process is, instead of requiring support of two-thirds of the Senate, it would only take a simple majority (to pass Voter ID)?

Williams: That would be correct.

Dewhurst has sent his driver home. This is not going to be over anytime soon.

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