Fight Club Rule #1 and 2: You do not talk about Fight Club
Fight Club Rule # 3: If someone says stop, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over
Fight Club Rule #7: Fights will go on as long as they have to
Following a slow start the Senate Democrats are now showing signs of fight. Thanks to Sen. Weinberg and others they displayed gumption in their failed veto override effort, but they promise to continue their struggle with two new women’s health care bills. Their effort with regard to Sen. Buono’s investigation into RTTT was a phyrric victory. In a negotiation between Sen. President Sweeney and Governor Christie, they gained the acquiescence of the Governor to provide requested OPRA documents from the Education Department but gave away the right to receive documents from the Executive Office and to question the Governor’s immediate staff. As in the movie of the same name, they don’t have to talk about Fight Club (Rule #1 and 2); they just have to follow Rule #7. Governor Christie, Senate Republicans, and The Treasurer covered themselves with shame in the process.
Stalking horse Sen. Diane Allen (R-7th), an erstwhile supporter of the women’s health bill, brought news to the Senate chambers.
read about it below the fold….