(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON) A bruised, battered and patched-up Immigration Bill cleared a major hurdle Tuesday as a bipartisan 13-5 vote kicked Bill out of the Judiciary Committee and onto the Senate floor.
POCHO caught up with Bill in his dressing room after the committee vote and got him to agree to a short, on-the-record interview:
POCHO: You sleazed past the tricky gay partner trap, you sucked up to the high tech lobby, you bribed the security-is-our-business government contractors and now you’re one step closer to becoming a law. So how does it feel?
IMMIGRATION BILL: What do you want me to say? I’m just a Bill, I’m just a Bill and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill.
POCHO: How do you get the strength to maintain day after day? What’s your secret?
IMMIGRATION BILL: I have good genes, I guess. On my father’s side, I’m related to Buffalo Bill. Or maybe a Buffalo Soldier. Mom was always very mysterious about that.
POCHO: What’s next for Immigration Bill?
IMMIGRATION BILL: No Disneyland for me, that’s damn sure. I have a lot of bullshit to deal with here in the Senate and if I can escape alive I have to start all over in the House of Representatives with the committees and the amendments, etc.
POCHO: Any predictions?
IMMIGRATION BILL: Oh, no, Mr. Bill!