Thursday’s climate-focused Democratic Caucus meeting left some senators grumbling that Kerry talked too much and didn’t listen enough. Although Kerry opened his presentation with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) by apologizing for being so aggressive on the issue and explaining how important he thinks it is, he then went on to speak much longer than either New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman or Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell, the two other presenters at the meeting.No kidding.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had to postpone the discussion for another meeting this week.
“It took too much time presenting,” complained Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana. “Senators like to talk.”