I am pleased to support Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) in his effort to uphold the rule of law in the United States by censuring the President for wiretapping people without a court order. Bush is in direct and admitted violation of the law on this issue, and it is high time for people stand up and defend Constitutional principles.
The GOP and right-wing commentators seem to want more publicity for this than most D.C. Democrats. I find that a bit puzzling given that Feingold's charges are rock solid. Maybe over the short run, it looks like good PR for them to rally around the President, but in the long term it will be one bold step towards holding the President accountable for his actions. I predict that, in retrospect, Feingold will be applauded for his bold and principled stance, so different from the spin and cynical calculation that usually emanates from D.C. Thank you, Senator Feingold!