CAFTA just passed, 217-215. 15 Democrats voted with the bad guys, while 20 Republicans joined the angels. A few things:
• Odds are this wasn't really a tied vote. David Sirota is telling us to think of each dissenting Dem as the deciding defection, but it's more likely that the Republicans had a few more last-case yes's who were allowed to vote no so long as their "aye" wasn't needed to pass the bill. If DeLay can pass the bill while exempting weak Republicans in trade-decimated areas, all the better.
• Nevertheless, screw those Democrats who defected.