Summarized by Kent Larsen
LDS Senator chooses Wedding over Politics (Powell balks at supporting George W.)
Chicago IL Sun-Times 8Aug99 L1
By Robert Novak: Sun-Times Columnist
Political pundit Robert Novak observes that freshman Senator Michael
Crapo of Idaho, a member of the LDS Church, chose his daughter's
wedding over voting on a tax bill this past week. Senate Republican
Leaders panicked when they discovered that Crapo had returned to
Idaho for the wedding, and wasn't available for the tight vote on the
Senator Lott offered to send a jet to Idaho to bring Crapo back long
enough to vote, but Crapo's wife, Susan, insisted that he stay home.
Republicans were worried about the bill because four Democratic
senators had switched and decided to vote against the final bill.