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Defending the 'Gang of 10'

August 13, 2008 - by Donny Shaw

The “Gang of 10” seems to be running a new PR campaign to defend their energy bill.

As I mentioned last week, their bill, the New Energy Reform Act of 2008, is taking a beating form conservatives claiming that it’s not a bipartisan compromise, but a capitulation to Democrats.

Senator <a href=“http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412248_bob_corker>Bob Corker (TN), one of the Gang’s Republican members, called up blogger ”http://www.pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/archives2/022864.php">Glenn Reynolds this afternoon to personally defend the bill. And Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and <a href=“http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/300021_c_saxby_chambliss>Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) ”http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/conrad-chambliss-defend-compromise-energy-plan-2008-08-13.html">shot back at House-Republican idealism, explaining that their bill is a real attempt at creating energy legislation that may actually move in Congress.

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