Sunday, March 12, 2006
Feingold to introduce Censure Resolution
I just watched Russ on This Week with George Snuffleuppagus...(yeah, I know its sarcastic) where he announced that he will intoduce a resolution to Censure the President for his illegal NSA wiretapping. Russ gave some incredibly good, solid reasons why the Senate as a whole should support the Censure resolution and most of them centered around re-establishing the checks and balances instituted by the Constitution. He's saying, in essence, that the Senate must quickly and firmly assert its oversight function or it will forever be lost.
Immediately after Russ was on, there was, of course, Senator Bill Frist who said he will personally see to it that Russ's resolution NEVER gets to the full Senate for a vote. There doesn't seem to be any limit to how far Frist will go to protect this President...even if it means permanently damaging the Senate as an institution. He also used the term "stunt" when referring to the resolution.
In some regards, it IS a stunt. Russ is no fool and knows that the Republicans will do everything in their power to kill this resolution. He may even have trouble getting a co-sponsor from within his OWN PARTY. But the point is that it will keep the illegal wiretaps in the news. It will make headlines and get media attention for at least another week. In short, it will set the table for a Democratic Party feast in the November elections.
Good luck Russ.