Blanche Lincoln is quoted in the Democrat-Gazette today as saying she was not the deciding vote on health reform legislation, but among a group that brought about consensus. Strictly speaking, that’s correct. Any one of the 60 was the deciding vote, even if Lincoln managed to make herself the last vote counted.
Oh my. What about that Lincoln ad in which the senator herself said she was the deciding vote.
UPDATE: In a statement to Roby Brock, if I parse this correctly, Lincoln says she WAS the deciding vote and she was NOT the deciding vote. Oh, OK.