Sebelius: 'We'll Have the Votes'
Lindsey Graham stands with Obama on Gitmo, disses reconciliation
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2010 10:33 AM CST
Former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay, pre-Dancing With the Stars.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)
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(Newser) – Kathleen Sebelius wouldn't say when or how, but she had a singular message today on Meet the Press: "I think we'll have the votes for comprehensive health reform." Politico reports that the secretary of Health and Human Services said that despite opinion polls to the contrary, "The American people are desperate for something to happen."

  • Lindsey Graham tells Face the Nation he's “getting a lot of grief,” over his support for the White House's move to shut Guantanamo. “But I will stand by my president to make rational detainee policy.”On health reform, however, reconciliation "will be catastrophic."
  • Tom DeLay wasn't dancing around Jim Bunning's filibuster, calling him "brave." "It didn't help the Republican cause because the Republicans didn't rally around him."
  • Mitch McConnell backed away from the RNC plan to court donors based on fear, telling ABC's This Week that "I can't imagine why anybody would have thought that was helpful." He refused to call for RNC heads to roll.
  • Iran is descending into a "thugocracy," David Petraeus tells CNN, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is "our best recruiting officer."