This sounds typical, knowing what we know about scared politicians who refuse to face their constituents:
Mike Allen’s POLITICO Playbook reports: Phil Schiliro, the White House congressional liaison, has told the Senate to aim to take up an energy bill the week of July 12, after the July 4 break (and after the scheduled final passage of Wall Street reform). Kagan confirmation will follow, ahead of the summer break, scheduled to begin Aug. 9. The plan is to conference the new Senate bill with the already-passed House bill IN A LAME-DUCK SESSION AFTER THE ELECTION, so House members don’t have to take another tough vote ahead of midterms.
Hey, Tom Ganley! Add item number seven to your to-do list: repeatedly challenge Betty Sutton to pledge in writing that if you defeat her, she will not pass a cap and trade bill in a lame-duck session. If she says no or ignores you, hammer her in TV ads.