Lindsey Graham, who's been drafting versions of both bills, is not pleased with the potential shift in line-up -- he has referred to the move as "CYA politics" (slang for "cover your ass").
Sheppard, however, is waiting for the unveiling of Graham's climate bill on Monday before she believes the hype:
If Kerry, Graham and Lieberman roll out a bill that has the kind of backing that Kerry is promising, it could be next in line after financial reform. But if the senators can't deliver that support in the coming days, climate and energy might have to take a back seat. Again.