And Now, The Good News…

February 14th, 2008at 09:52pm Posted by Eli

Hey, some things actually went right today!

The House passed the measure to hold Josh Bolton and Harriet Miers in contempt, and they refused to modify their version of FISA to match the Bush-friendly Senate one. They also did a nice job of countering the Republicans’ fearmongering about how terrorists will blow us up the instant the Protect America Act expires by pointing out that the Republicans all voted against the 21-day extension of the Act that was supposedly keeping us all alive.

I guess it comes down to the House-Senate conference committee now to decide whether the final FISA bill will give the telecoms immunity. Which will probably depend on who gets selected for the committee. For what it’s worth, out of the 21 Bush Dog representatives who felt so strongly that they wrote a letter to Pelosi in support of the Senate version, only two of them (Boswell and Cramer) are on either the Judiciary or Intelligence committees, which I assume would be the pool of potential conference committee members. So that’s something, anyway.

(And, of course, the contempt vote would have been a lot more impressive if they hadn’t waited seven months to call it…)

Entry Filed under: Bush,Constitution,Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Politics,Republicans,Terrorism


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