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Wednesday, March 15, 2006
I've been in one of those a-pox-on-both-your-houses moods with politics for months now. The Dems' base is now what used to be considered the lunatic fringe, and the Repubs have yet to grow a permanent spine. Let's hope they stiffen in time for what the Dems are planning.
In the meantime, I'm savoring ...
The Feingold Resolution and the Sound of Silence
Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) brushed past the press pack, shaking her head and waving her hand over her shoulder. When an errant food cart blocked her entrance to the meeting room, she tried to hide from reporters behind the 4-foot-11 Barbara Mikulski (Md.).
So nonplused were Democrats that even Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), known for his near-daily news conferences, made history by declaring, "I'm not going to comment." Would he have a comment later? "I dunno," the suddenly shy senator said.
This, of course, is really old news for dittoheads since Rush warned us during the 2000 campaign that if Bush was ever elected the Dems would eventually try to impeach him as payback for the Repubs (minus 4) impeaching Clinton. It was never a matter of if but when.
The Impeachment Agenda
As a legal matter, Mr. Feingold's censure proposal is preposterous. The National Security Agency wiretaps were disclosed to Congressional leaders, including Democrats, from the start. The lead FISA court judges were also informed, and the Attorney General and Justice lawyers have monitored the wiretaps all along. Despite a media drumbeat about "illegal domestic eavesdropping," Mr. Bush's spirited defense of the program since news of it leaked has swung public opinion in support.
But as a political matter, the Wisconsin Senator knows exactly what he's doing. He knows that anti-Bush pathology runs so deep among many Democrats that they really do think they're living in some new dictatorship.
Not only do they want to block his policies, they also plan to rebuke and embarrass him in front of the world and America's enemies. And they want to do so not because there is a smidgen of evidence that he's abused his office or lied under oath, but because they think he's been too energetic in using his powers to defend America. By all means, let's have this impeachment debate before the election, so voters can know what's really at stake.
Speaking of America's enemies ...
Saddam's Speech Results in Trial Closure
"Your are being tried in a criminal case. Stop your political speech," [Chief Judge] Abdel-Rahman said angrily.
"Had it not been for politics I wouldn't be here," Saddam replied.
8 And locally ... Just one reason why Repubs have no chance in NYS.