Just got off the phone with Senate Democratic Leader Robert Brown of Macon, who led Thursday’s opposition to the $216 million hospital bed tax. The Senate passed it on a largely partisan vote of 31-15.
Brown said he received an e-mail today from a Fox News producer working with Neal Cavuto.
“They wanted to do a live interview with me at 4 this afternoon. But they wanted to have a Republican on the other side. And they wanted to talk about the sick tax,” said Brown, using his term for the 1.45 percent levy.
A little later, Fox News called Brown back and canceled. “They couldn’t find a Republican who would agree to do it, to defend their vote,” Brown said.
Republicans are saying that Fox quickly gave up (after less than an hour of looking) because they realized that their chances of landing anyone — for or against the measure — were pretty small on a Good Friday afternoon.
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