“There are those that have already purchased their cheerleading outfits hoping for a government shut down,” said Long at a press conference on the Senate steps. “Instead of playing chicken with our country’s future, Senate Democrats need to listen to the American people and get to work passing a bill.” Billy Long === April 3, 2011
Billy Long vote "NO" on the bill that averted a government shut down Friday night.
Long's motive...why be one of 300 who vote yes and get lost in the crowd when you can be one of 40 who vote no and get some camera time.
Remember, this is the guy who runs to a camera everytime one is shoved in front of his face.