Friday, January 19, 2007

Senate Anger

One consequence of having Democrats in charge of the Senate is the power wielded by committee chairs. This morning I saw a re-run of Mr. Gonzales testimony before Sen. Leahy's Judiciary Committee, and well, Mr. Gonzales better get used to it.

We all saw the Specter-Gonzo absurdity linked to from this post, but maybe you missed the one where Pat Leahy yelled at Gonzales, and did not, almost, let him get away with weaseling out of answering questions.

Leahy: "We knew damn well if he went to Canada he wouldn't be tortured. He'd be held and he'd be investigated. We also knew damn well if he went to Syria, he'd be tortured. And it's beneath the dignity of this country, a country that has always been a beacon of human rights, to send somebody to another country to be tortured."

Sen. Leahy actually raised his voice at Gonzales, and the beady eyed little bastard didn't like it. There are some mightily frustrated and fed up politicians in the Democratic camp that are going to be pounding these people on a weekly, daily basis for 12 years of contempt and arrogance lavished on the Democrats, and while it might not be impeachment of Bush/Cheney, it's going to put pressure on them, and that's what the Democrats need to do, put pressure on the Administration in any way or form they can, they can't give in to them on every issue, or get swept quietly under the rug any longer.

Something will give, and something will come from it, you just watch.

1 comment:

iamcoyote said...

Sorry for taking so long to comment, Duckman, but I think you're right. These guys are pissed. And I'm pretty satisfied with how Pelosi and Reid have handled things so far.

But I'd still love to wipe the smirk offa Abu Gonzales' face. That guy's a weasel.