BUSH HANDED HIS HEAD ON A PLATTER TODAY-- EVEN A FEW REPUGS TELL HIM THE CONSTITUTION STILL MATTERS
I was upstairs this afternoon, changing after some stress-relieving laps and I turned on CNN-- you, just in case... And BOOM-- there was that smirking chimp on his way to or fro Capitol Hill to make a plea for torture. I guess senators take Cheney even less seriously than they take Bush so they had to send retardo-boy himself. Not that it did much good. Chimpy's cocksure strut was to no avail; they turned him down. Or at least the Senate Armed Services Committee did. 4 (McCain, Warner, Collins and Graham) out of the 13 Repugs joined all 11 Democrats to reject the Regime's unconstitutional demands about detainees. They sent a bill to the Senate floor that allows the accused to see evidence against them-- pretty novel, huh? It's part of this thing we call democracy-- and it bars all evidence obtained through torture.
Looks like what gave the 4 Repugs-- and some of the Democrats-- a tiny bit of guts for a change was Bush's old Secretary of State, Colin Powell, who sent them a letter telling them Bush's proposals were way off base, "The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism." Beginning? Whatever.
According to CNN, the Regime claims that Powell, the Democrats on the committee and the 4 Repugs who refused to do their regular rubber stamp thing are "confused." And Frist, who has long proven himself to be no friend of the Constitution or of any democratic traditions I've ever heard of, says he'll ignore the Armed Service Committee. If he does, that will no doubt be his long overdue Waterloo.