Wednesday, March 15, 2006

WaPo: Feingold stands up...alone

The Feingold Resolution and the Sound of Silence: "Many of Feingold's Democratic colleagues agree that Bush abused his authority with the NSA spying program. And they know liberal Democratic activists are eager to see Bush censured, or worse. But they also know Feingold's maneuver could cost them seats in GOP states.

Hence the elaborate efforts to avoid comment. Five Democratic senators called a news conference yesterday to talk about the Bush budget's 'dangerously irresponsible priorities' -- but three of them fled the room before allowing questions. The other two were stuck.

'Was it a good idea for Senator Feingold to bring up this resolution?' came the first question, from CNN's Ed Henry.

'He brings up some very important issues,' Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) ventured."


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