Monday, March 13, 2006

Feingold’s Lame Shot Across McCain’s Bow

They Always Were Strange BedfellowsFeingold is getting a big, fat brush-off over his hare-brained scheme to have the President censured.

Sweetness and Light quotes what she (he?) calls a “very disappointed” Associated Press article by Laurie Kellman, one of their writers:

Democrats distanced themselves Monday from Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold’s effort to censure President Bush over domestic spying. Vice President Dick Cheney, visiting Feingold’s state, called the resolution an "outrageous proposition."

"Some Democrats in Congress have decided the president is the enemy," Cheney told about 400 people at a GOP fundraiser in Depere, Wis. The crowd booed at the mention of Feingold’s resolution.

"Don’t hold back," Cheney said.

Feingold’s fellow Democrats did just that Monday…
Did they ever:

  • Nancy Pelosi offered empathy but no cigar.
  • Harry Reid said he “hadn’t read it” (the five page censure resolution).
  • Joe Lieberman sounded ominously ambiguous. He said he hadn’t read it either, and “wasn’t inclined simply to scold the President. I’d prefer to solve the problem”…Hmm, some final solution for George, perhaps?

Cheney, meanwhile, dared Dems to support this piece of publicity-chasing paperwork:

"The outrageous proposition that we ought to protect our enemies’ ability to communicate as it plots against America poses a key test of our Democratic leaders," he said. "Do they support the extreme and counterproductive antics of a few or do they support a lawful program vital to the security of this nation?"

"The American people already made their decision," Cheney added. "They agree with the president."

But, as Sweetness and Light notes, Feingold got his name in the papers. And, I might add, the blogs, including this one. As S&L says, “so it wasn’t a complete waste of time.”

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Meanwhile, check out Sweetness and Light's other posts. There’s one on Tony Blair getting in hot water for mentioning God. Lord, Britain is in a heap of hot water these days. It’s melt-down time over there.

And there’s another on The (DNC) LA Times skewed report on Atlanta’s former mayor, who turns out to be a convicted tax evader. Of course, as S&L points out, the paper doesn’t mention this little crime until the 21st paragraph.

Check out the sidebar. There are lots of stories you won’t see elsewhere, or at least, all these stories gathered in one place.

And don't you think it's interesting that this mayor, who was charged with many other kinds of fraud, is of so little interest to the DNC-MSM (I like that link of S&L's), while a former aide of Bush's is getting top billing.

Tsk, tsk, those Democrats.


linearthinker said...

"...Feingold got his name in the papers."

His name was all over AM radio this afternoon, also. I caught a few moments of this blurb on our local CBS affiliate as I was carrying in firewood. I remember muttering, "F**k him!" as I went outside for another load. Naturally no mention of the cold shoulder in D.C.

Dymphna said...

well, he did have people smiling politely as they backed away. No one is gonna touch this bomb.