Senator Mike Lee Accused of Using the Sarah Palin Playbook

Over the weekend, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) pushed against a bipartisan agreement to close shop Friday, pushing for a vote against Pres. Obama’s executive action on immigration. Only 22 senators voted for it. But with the door open, lame-duck Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will now be able to push through several nominees for votes that previously appeared permanently blocked this year. (Update: like sugeon general Vivek Murthy). The move angered many GOP senators, including Orrin Hatch, and was generally seen by them as counterproductive. But The…