Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) now says she will vote against the Employee Free Choice Act and that she will even participate in a filibuster against it.
“I consider both the labor and the business communities to be my friends. However, now that we need all hands on deck, including business and labor, to get our economy moving again, this issue is dividing us,” Lincoln said in a statement. “While I may not have been clear about my position in the past, I am stating today that I cannot support Employee Free Choice Act in its current form and I can’t support efforts to bring it to Senate consideration in its current form.”
Sen. Lincoln voted for essentially the same bill in 2007, but now she opposes it when it might actually pass and be signed into law. In my book, that makes her a weasel.