Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Tim Chapman wrote in Townhall Democratic Senator Russ Feingold has introduced a resolution that would censure the President of the United States for "eavesdropping" in the wake of 9/11.
Feingold just asserts that the President broke the law, ignoring all of the legal opinions which hold that what was done was legal for at least two different reasons, and since he knows he will not be able to prove that, he wants to just assert that it is true, and then censure the president for doing it. Like Alice learned in Wonderland: "sentence first, trial later"
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, moments ago, made a unanimous consent motion that the Senate vote on the resolution tonight.
That makes a lot of sense. There is no way it would pass, but Democrats would have to decide whether to vote for censure, which would endear them to the Loony Left Bloggers (like the KosKids), but which would be very bad for them in the 2006 and 2008 elections, when they had to face voters who like the idea of listening to Al Qaeda talking to their cells in the US.
Maryland Democrat Paul Sarbanes rose to object to the motion. Frist then motioned to vote on the resolution again tomorrow. Sarbanes objected, saying no vote should take place on the resolution until Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid had cleared the timing. In other words, Democrats know this is a political stunt, without a chance of passage, but want to time it politically for maximum impact.
Dems dont know how to run a country, but they know how to play politics.
Later, Harry Reid took the floor to say he was offended that Frist would go to the floor and motion for unanimous consent on such an "important issue" without talking to him first.
Did he talk to Frist first last year when he pulled his own political stunt?
Reid's two-facedness knows no bounds. Does he not remember last year taking the Senate floor and invoking Senate Rule XXI, thereby shutting down the Senate? When he made that parliamentary move to score political points over pre-war intelligence, he broke all Senate precedent by invoking the draconian measure without first seeking the compliance of the Senate Majority Leader as has always been done in the past.

Mark Noonan has the right idea: Censure Senator Feingold

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