Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Russ Feingold Made the Democrats quail... asking them to go on the record.

Dana Milbank has the story.
Clinton, with most of her colleagues, fled the lunch out a back door as if escaping a fire.

In a sense, they were. The cause of so much evasion was S. Res. 398, the resolution proposed Monday by Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) calling for the censure of President Bush for his warrantless wiretapping program. At a time when Democrats had Bush on the ropes over Iraq, the budget and port security, Feingold single-handedly turned the debate back to an issue where Bush has the advantage -- and drove another wedge through his party....

"Most of us feel at best it's premature," announced Sen. Christopher Dodd (Conn.). "I don't think anyone can say with any certainty at this juncture that what happened is illegal."
That last is an interesting admission as it seems rather at odds with what the Democrats have been saying loud and long ever since news of the highly classified program was leaked and published.

The whole story is a stitch and not very long.


Blogger Cwhig said...

Feingold has the Dems' number. It is amazing to see the rest of the Democrats floundering around in search of issues or a vision with which to beguile the American public and take advantage of the utter chaos and disarray into which the president and his party have plunged the nation. In the meantime, Bush and his gang are systematically shredding the Constitution, and when one lawmaker calls him on it, the rest cower in fear of our tin-horn Unitary Executive. Well, at least you can't accuse them of governing by reading the polls.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 1:59:00 PM HST  

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