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Late Nite FDL: Big Bad Russ Gives Vapors to the Ladies of the GOP

WaPo on Feingold:

Republicans seized on Feingold’s presidential ambitions as the motivation behind his bid. Feingold "should be ashamed of this political ploy," said Frist, who also has presidential ambitions.

…before covering his lips with tape and scribbling Schiavo on top.

Democratic views were mixed . Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) dismissed the proposed censure as "getting way down the road on this issue."

Because Dodd, who’s recently spared no effort pimping for homeboy Lieberman, knows all about priorities.

Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said he hoped the Feingold measure would spur the intelligence committee to complete an investigation of the wiretapping program, to determine whether Bush broke the law.

Pssst. Grampa. Wake up. They voted. Not happening.

The left wing of the party has greeted Feingold’s censure call ecstatically. He was the front-runner in a Jan. 31 survey of 2008 presidential candidates by the liberal blog Daily Kos.

I wish just once these people would actually go to Kos and make a few comments before making a sweeping proclamation like that. Ever have your diary ransacked by a gang of angry Libertarians over there? Kind of hard to make that kind of generalization about 1.5 million people a day, and yet they do. Every time. And from The Hill:

"Censuring the president is not something that should be taken lightly. But the president has BROKEN the law and there needs to be action and accountability", Feingold wrote Monday on the liberal Web log www.dailykos.com  an entry that had drawn more than 500 responses by midday yesterday. Feingold has his own diary on Daily Kos, exemplifying his status as a darling of his party’s increasingly influential online community.

Wait a minute. Bill O’Reilly called me an online terrorist funded by liberal billionaires and I’m sticking with it. Don’t go all touchy-feely on me. WaPo:

Feingold said he is "extremely pleased with the way this is going." He said he is particularly buoyed the barrage of criticism from Republicans. "If such a crazy idea has such limited appeal, why do they have the attack dogs calling all over the country about this?" Feingold asked. "It touches a nerve."

I know how you feel, Russ. Getting trashed by Malkin was one of the happiest days of my life.

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Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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