Feingold Draws Little Support for Censure
Democrats distanced themselves Monday from Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold's effort to censure President Bush over domestic spying, preventing a floor vote that could alienate swing voters.
I told you earlier in this blog that this was a publicity stunt by Feingold to get some name exposure for his presidential bid.
The article continues:
Republicans dared Democrats to vote for the proposal.
"Some Democrats in Congress have decided the president is the enemy," Vice President Dick Cheney told a Republican audience in Feingold's home state.
Even as he spoke, Democratic leaders held off the immediate vote that Majority Leader Bill Frist requested.
So once again, a Democrat senator wastes valuable time on the senate floor demanding a vote on something, then when the Republicans say, "OK, how about we vote on it RIGHT NOW", they scurry off to their corners. (much like Jack Murtha wanting a vote on immediate withdrawl, and Chuck Rangel's bill calling for a miltary draft which he subsequently voted against)
Not very presidential, Senator Feingold.