No one seems to be giving this move by Russ Feingold much of a chance at succeeding, but it aint over yet. Even if it doesn't it will put Senators down for either supporting Bush's stance, that he has the right to disregard the rule of law as long as he says it is in the name of national security, or against it. Bush's approval ratings are at an all time low right now. Do our Senators really need to be reminded that not supporting this resolution will be a show of love for chimpy over the Constitution?
I promise this much, a vote now for Bush over the rule of law will be a bitter pill to swallow come their next campaign, especially those up for re-election this Nov, as it will all too easily make for some pretty ugly campaign fodder.
Jane Hamsher has this update:
There was an objection to having it this evening. Frist asked about having it tomorrow and there was an objection to that too, so there won't be a vote yet.Please, if you haven't already, call &/or write your Senators and ask them to support this resolution. Let them know it's not Left & Right, it's black & white. Their vote will make apparent their allegiance to either Bush or the Constitution.
You can call the Senate switchboard (toll free) and ask them to connect your call to the Senator's office of your choice at 888-355-3588 or 888-818-6641, or you can find your Senators' direct phone number and other contact info here. Be polite, short & to the point.