Did you know that 29 Democratic Senators and 9 Republicans were on record as favoring the censure of the President?
President Clinton, that is.
And if you compare what Clinton did to what Bush is doing, you'd think that more Senators would be on board with Russ Feingold.
But only Barbara Boxer and Tom Harkin have signed on to censuring Bush, though Patrick Leahy is leaning that way.
Here's the list of some of the sitting Democrats who wanted to censure Clinton but are too cowardly to censure Bush:
Daniel AkakaHerb KohlRichard DurbinDaniel K. InouyeTed KennedyJohn KerryMary LandrieuJoe LiebermanBarbara MikulskiPatty MurrayHarry ReidJay RockefellerCharles Schumer
And if you're Republican friends, assuming you have some, tell you that censure is a bad idea, you might want to remind them that Republican Senators Pete Domenici, Mitch McConnell, and Olympia Snowe all thought it was a good idea back in 1999.
I wrote about Feingold's Friday censure hearing: "Feingold, Dean Say Bush Is Scarier Than Nixon." That hearing did not get the attention it deserved!
And I just posted a commentary on the great news of the day, week, and year: Tom DeLay's departure!
I hope you like that one, too.
Matthew RothschildEditor, The Progressive
P.S. I'm speaking in Urbana, Illinois, on Friday on "Grounds for Impeachment." If you're in the area, please drop in. I'd love to see you. And if you know anyone who may be interested, please spread the word. The more, the merrier.
Here are the details: Place: 319 Gregory Hall, Univ. of Illinois campus, 810 S. Wright St., Urbana
Time: 4:00 p.m. Fundraiser to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Robert McChesney and Inger Stole., 1103 S. Douglas, Urbana, on the west side of Carle Park between Iowa and Indiana., Suggested donation: $25 (more if you can, because we're literally and legally nonprofit!).