March 18, 2006
Greider on Feingold

What can you say? Greider’s at it again.

The Washington Post runs an obligatory account on page 8, quoting Mr. Anonymous Democrat Strategist on the unwisdom of Feingold’s gesture. The New York Times story on page 24 quotes the esteemed constitutional authority Dick Cheney. The House Repubican leader (who replaced the corrupt House leader who resigned) denounces Feingold’s resolution as “political grandstanding of the very worst kind.” Like the Republican impeachment of Bill Clinton for fellatio in the White House? Go away, Feingold, let us get back to the people’s business.

The real story — naturally overlooked by cynical editors — is that an honest truth-teller is loose in the fun house and disturbing the clowns. Man bites dog, senator defends Constitution.

Feingold has a reputation for such quaint deviations — a naf who voted against the war in Iraq and the Patriot Act. On principle! How nave is that? He talks like he might run for President, yet he seems tone-deaf to the artful resonances of power politics — the cutesy games insiders play and the press cherishes. Hey, what is this Constitution thing anyway?


Posted by Chuck Dupree at March 18, 2006 11:16 PM
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Seriously, has Feingold got half a hope in 2008 or not?

Posted by: Martha Bridegam on March 19, 2006 2:51 PM

Chuck, you hit the nail on the head with another brilliant, funny insight. Maybe one of these days a few other Dems will start to play a little hardball too.

Posted by: Chip Spear on March 20, 2006 11:46 AM
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