Roby Brock at Talk Business figures the House votes for the tobacco tax at 74, one short of the number needed. Pressure time to find that final vote. Blago would know what to do in this circumstance, ya think?

In all the talk of House machinations, I haven’t seen anything yet re the count in the Senate. Can Pro Tem Johnson deliver most of the Brotherhood, minus Gilbo of course, and Beebe round up the Otherhood? Every Dem will do it, right?