It seems there may be more to this Fuglie Attack on Mechtel.
The speed at which the attack was leveled is very interesting given the following facts:
1.) Conrad voted in favor of the Bush-Senate Republican Plan.
2.) Dorgan voted against the Bush-Senate Republican Plan.
3.) Pomeroy voted in favor of the House Enforcement Bill that Bush and the Senate opposes.
The overall breakdown of the voting went like this:
House Enforcement Bill
Passed House (92% of Republicans supporting, 82% of Democrats opposing.)
Passed Senate (90% of Democrats supporting, 59% of Republicans opposing.)
So Earl Pomeroy voted against 82% of his fellow Democratic Representatives, and Dorgan voted against 90% of his fellow Democratic Senators.
It can easily be concluded that Fuglie’s rage toward Mechtel is based on the fact that his own Democrats defied their national leadership.