Friday, September 29, 2006
We know that Bushy doesn't live in a "reality-based world." It appears that Senate Democrats don't either. Today's New York Times carries Carl Hulse's analysis of the Senate vote on torture and suspension of habeas corpus for those the Bushies don't like--too harsh?--under the headline "Democrats See Strength in Bucking Bush." Sure enough, Hulse details the back-patting and posturing of the thirty-four, including an independent and a Republican, who voted "no," especially those who intend to run for president. They stood-up to Bush on a national security issue, they claim. Really? This crew voluntarily renounced the one weapon they could have used to "buck" the Bushbucker-in-Chief--the filibuster--gave it up without so much as a whimper. That doesn't rate as genuflection or crawling--much less "bucking"--it's a full belly flop to the ground followed by a slither.