The behind-covering Dems leave Russ Feingold twisting in the wind re: censure of Dear Leader.
Feingold’s introduction of the five-page censure resolution set off maneuvering among his fellow Democrats to prevent a vote that could alienate swing voters.
Republicans savored the Democrats’ discomfort. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., pushed for an immediate floor vote; Democrats protested, saying they hadn’t yet read the resolution. Several Democrats offered empathy for Feingold’s frustration but no overt support for his resolution.
The spineless pols at the national level have to go. Oh, and guess who’s quoted in the AP piece — Holy Joe:
Asked at a news conference whether he would vote for the censure resolution, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declined to endorse it and said he hadn’t read it.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., said he had not read it either and wasn’t inclined simply to scold the president.
“I’d prefer to see us solve the problem,” Lieberman told reporters.