Tuesday, November 01, 2005
I Love the Smell of Burning Tutus in the Morning
By forcing the Senate to confront the implications of Lewis Libby's indictment, Harry Reid shows how a minority party can fight the tyrannical majority.
In a speech on the Senate floor, Reid demanded the Senate go into closed session. The public was ordered out of the chamber, the lights were dimmed, and the doors were closed. No vote is required in such circumstances. Reid's move shone a spotlight on the continuing controversy over intelligence that President Bush cited in the run-up to the war in Iraq. [...] "The Libby indictment provides a window into what this is really all about, how this administration manufactured and manipulated intelligence in order to sell the war in Iraq and attempted to destroy those who dared to challenge its actions," Reid said before invoking Senate rules that led to the closed session.And all the Thugs could do is whine about it:
Taken by surprise, Republicans derided the move as a political stunt. "The United States Senate has been hijacked by the Democratic leadership," said Majority Leader Bill Frist. "They have no convictions, they have no principles, they have no ideas," the Republican leader said.(Frist is doing more projection than a 20-screen movie theater.) Let's hope Reid inspires his fellow Democrats to stop prancing around in pink tutus and become a real opposition party.
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