Psst! Hey blogosphere, did you catch this?
Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, is seeking to add the language authorizing drilling in the wildlife refuge to the spending bill. He has sought congressional approval unsuccessfully for years, and sees the defense/Katrina bill as his best shot of getting it done.
The proposal has long triggered fierce opposition, and adding it to the spending bill could prompt a filibuster in the Senate. But Stevens said he’s hopeful that with key defense and Katrina money at stake, he can find the 60 votes needed to cut off debate.
You can follow the link but there is no need, those 2 graphs are the only thing they say about it. I’ll leave my punditry for another day but I figured many of you might be interested in this.