Leave it to this joke of an agency to make something like the XM-Sirius merger a partisan issue… But that’s what we have so far as Republicans Kevin Martin and Robert McDowell have voted for the merger and Democrats Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein voting against the merger. Adelstein considered voting for the merger, but changed his mind after the two companies refused on numerous conditions he wanted on the deal.
This leaves commissioner Deborah Tate as the only commissioner who hasn’t voted.
So what happens now? Will the satellite radio bailout take place? Stay tuned.
T Dog’s Think Tank: Could XM and Sirius merge mean more consolidation? Along with something that almost sounds like a retraction…