Monday, June 11, 2007

The party-before-country crowd strikes again

Looks like the Senate couldn't muster 60 votes to give Gonzo a vote of no confidence. The final tally: 53-38. Before going into detail who voted against giving a disgraced attorney general a no-confidence vote, guess which party these 38 "nay" voters belonged to?

However, let's give credit where credit is due for the senators who voted yes: John Sununu, Gordon Smith, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Norm Coleman, Chuck Hagel, and Arlen Specter. And a pie in the face to Joe Lieberman, who voted no.

Trent Lott, meanwhile, proves he simply does not get it:

"This is a nonbinding, irrelevant resolution proving what? Nothing," said Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss. "Maybe we should be considering a vote of no confidence on the Senate or on the Congress for malfunction and an inability to produce anything."

C'mon, dude. That's not the point and you know it. The point is to make a stand and show that the Senate does not support an attorney general who places party before country. I mean, surely Senator Lott isn't a party-before-country guy, is he?