Tuesday, March 14, 2006

2008 Presidential Follies

Yesterday, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) called for the official censure of President Bush for NSA spy program. Feingold, a 2008 Democratic presidential prospect didn't really expect this to go stunt to go anywhere. In fact, he was surprised when Majority Leader Sen. Bill Frist (R-Ten.), a Republican presidential prospect, agreed to bring the issue to a floor vote. Guess what? The Democrats blocked the vote. Surprise surprise.

If you're wondering why Washington, D.C. seems so screwed up these days it's because of this type of stuff. You have 100 senators and most of them think they should president. Add to that, some of these people are running for president right now. So, naturally, we can expect all kinds of political stunts from both sides until, say, November 2008.

You know, maybe we should demand that Congress pass a law that no one can start to run for presidet until May of that election year. This would give all of us, including us political junkies, a much needed break from all this silliness.
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