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Brownback Plays Hooky

The Politico's Carrie Sheffield writes:

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., has been playing an awful lot of hooky these days. Last month, he missed more than half of his Senate roll call votes, according to AbsentCongress.org, a Web site launched Thursday that tracks senatorial absenteeism.

Only Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., who remains hospitalized after a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, has missed more. Johnson, who staffers say is making steady progress in his recovery, hasn't made it to any votes yet.

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According to the report, Brownback has only showed up 48 percent of the time.  So let me get this straight: John McCain, Barack Clinton and Hillary Obama -- all frontrunners with real organizations in places like Iowa and New Hampshire -- have found the time to cast more votes than longshot Brownback?

If you only showed up to work half the time, would you get a promotion?  That's the question that voters will be asking if this continues.

 

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