217-209, Rahm Emanuel’s bill fails.

Not that the trouble’s over for Cheney, however.

“In yet another flashpoint between Democrats and Cheney, Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., said Thursday that the House Natural Resources Committee panel will hold a hearing into the role Cheney may have played in the 2002 deaths of about 70,000 salmon near the California-Oregon border.”

So that’s why the recent four-part series on Cheney called him the Angler.