Democrat Feingold combines strong spine with sharp mind
Here is one reason why I hope the Democrats nominate Russ Feingold for president in 2008. It’s his statement on Bush’s wiretapping program and the shoddy and shifty explanations Bush and Attorney General Gonzales have made to justify keeping Congress in the dark and out of the loop. No one in Congress has a problem with using electronic means to discover and track Al Qaeda communications, but our system of checks and balances becomes a joke if the executive branch provides the judiciary and legislature incomplete and occasionally false info.
Feingold, unlike too many of his sad-sack colleagues, makes clear that it simply isn’t acceptable for the president and his pet AG to wilfully mislead the Congress and public.