The Senate's green stimulus package was blocked last night by a minority of Senators. Not voting was John McCain, erstwhile maverick, erstwhile environmentalist, and the sort of guy inclined to say things like "we've got to give them some stimulus" didn't bother to show up.

Other presidential candidates showed up -- Obama was there, Clinton was there. Other Arizonians showed up -- Jon Kyl was there. Other contrarians showed up -- Joe Lieberman was there. Indeed, ninety-nine senators thought it was worth taking the time out of their busy schedules to show up and vote on an important piece of legislation. But not John McCain. He's too mavericky for that.

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