Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The Downercrat Party, at 18% in the polls for approval of Congress, have a good time threatening hearings and punishment against the Bush administration. But when it comes time to carry something out, they balk.
There is a phrase for that. It is called being a pussy. And Downies do it so well.
Miers, Bolten contempt filings delayed
House Democratic leaders have decided to postpone a vote on a criminal contempt resolution against White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers for several weeks, and possibly longer, according to top lawmakers and aides.
The decision delays any constitutional showdown, at least for the moment, between Congress and President Bush over the extent of executive privilege and the president’s ability to fend off congressional investigations.
But the slowdown, approved by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her top lieutenants, is also stirring objections among Democrats.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) said he is uncomfortable with the delay and worries the House will be seen as toothless unless it moves quickly to hold top officials in contempt for failing to provide documents and testimony in congressional probes.
The House Judiciary Committee approved contempt citations against Bolten and Miers on July 25, after the two failed to comply with subpoenas as part of the committee’s investigation into the sacking of nine U.S. attorneys.
The Downies realize that their plan of "investigate, investigate, investigate!" that they implemented this year has failed dismally. And the American media has failed to cover it.