Cheat-Seeking Missles

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Censure The Prez For Protecting Us?

Leave it to a Dem presidential hopeful to come up with an idea like this:

"I've got it! In the middle of a war, I'll try to censure the president for approving intelligence operationson people who are communicating directly with our enemy."

Yup, Russ Feingold thinks it would be a good idea to censure President Bush over NSA "spying." If he succeeds, it'll be the first Senate censure of a president since Andrew Jackson. AP gives us this info on Feingold's grandstanding:

The five-page resolution to be introduced on Monday contends that Bush violated the law when, on his own, he set up the eavesdropping program within the National

The resolution says the president "repeatedly misled the public" before the disclosure of the NSA program last December when he indicated the administration was relying on court orders to wiretap terror suspects inside the U.S.

"Congress has to reassert our system of government, and the cleanest and the most efficient way to do that is to censure the president," Feingold said. "And, hopefully, he will acknowledge that he did something wrong."

Thanks for the gift, Russ. After the Dubai Ports debacle, the GOP needs the Dems to do something equally stupid, and you can always count on Feingold to be out of touch with mainstream America.