Feingold: Censor Censure the President

Squeezed March 12, 2006

Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin has decided to draft a resolution that censures the president…in effect, slapping him on the wrist and saying, “Don’t you ever tap our phones without a warrant again.”

True, this resolution doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in Honolulu of passing. Joe at The Moderate Voice put together a whole list of points, but basically he contends that it won’t get very far:

Prospect: It’ll generate a lot of news stories, inspire many blog posts but unless Harry Reid and some Democratic hard-hitters like Hillary Clinton go along with it, it probably won’t go too far. If Reid gets solidly behind it, that might help. But, at this points, its chances of passage are zilch.

But really, from the “How you figga?” department, comes this quote from Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, speaking in total opposition to the resolution:

“The signal that it sends, that there is in any way a lack of support for our commander in chief who is leading us with a bold vision in a way that is making our homeland safer, is wrong,” Frist said.

This coming from a Senate leader who all but led a vote of no-confidence in the President during Portgate? This coming from a leader of a Congress who thought the administration was making our homeland less safe?

2 Responses to “Feingold: Censor Censure the President”

  1. Ron Says:

    How odd is this…two recent posts by blogger nobodies like us and we share the same brain once again.

    http://www.centerface.blog-city.com/censure.htm

  2. Publius Rendezvous Says:

    First Censor, Now Censure

    Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.), forever known as the “Feingold” in the “McCain-Feingold” legislation limiting our 1st Amendment rights, recently called for a censure of the President. Essentially, Sen. Feingold wishes to rebuke…

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