Thursday, March 16, 2006


I sure all of you regulars know by now just how much I admire Russ Feingold. I'm just as sure that you all know that I think he would make a great President.

Here's what someone else has to say about this.

From Working For Change, via Buzz Flash:

Geov Parrish: Feingold's resolution; One 2008 presidential hopeful stands up and shows he can lead 3/16

The progressive blogosphere is abuzz with support for Sen. Russ Feingold's introduction in the Senate Monday of a resolution to censure the President over his admitted role in illegally ordering the warrantless NSA monitoring of the phones.....

Feingold's action is explicitly directed not just at Senate Republicans, who voted last week in committee not only to refuse to investigate the scandal but instead to try to legitimize it, but also at Senate Democrats, who on this as on so many other issues regarding Bush have failed to stand up and be counted. This measure forces that, which is why -- after cavings in on NSA, Alito, corruption reform, and the PATRIOT Act reauthorization in the last three months alone.....

he is not only attracting publicity and gaining free media and name recognition, but he is doing something that John Kerry and Al Gore (to pick two random names) did not bother to do before their presidential runs: showing that he can lead, that he will take risky and potentially unpopular actions in service of something he believes is right.

For three months, every legal expert outside the Bush orbit has been repeating the same phrase: "The President broke the law." Finally, someone in the Senate is acting like the phrase means something. The American people, by and large, are with him. Pity that, so far, the rest of his so-called "opposition" party isn't. Perhaps they can be convinced.

Go read! It's good!

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