Needed 60 votes to proceed, only got 57. DADT repeal is dead for the foreseeable future. (*UPDATE, 12/10: SEE NEW PLAN).
*Though there was one fitting point: Al Franken was the Senator presiding during the cloture vote. Fitting that he’d be the one watching a sketchy joke from the ’90s go on too long.
*MORE: Adam Bink has a run down of the Reid-Collins drama that preceded the vote. COllins ultimately flipped to an “aye,” but it was ultimately not enough: BREAKING: Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” blocked in Senate vote [P8TT]
*Some notable “no” votes: Scott Brown (R-MA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Joe Manchin (D-WV). Full roll call when we get it.
*Joe Jervis rounds up the groups’ responses: DADT Failure Reactions [J.M.G.]
*Wait, maybe not dead? Lieberman says there’s a Plan b:
*And now, to finish up this post: The roll call from today:
Not Voting – 3
(*note: Lincoln later cast a ceremonial “nay”)