Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Captain's Quarters has one of the better post mortems of last night's debacle. As hard as that was to take on the chin, things are not irredemable. They do not have a veto-proof majority in either huse. All their talk about impeachment should just bring chortles of laughter as they have nowhere near the two-thirds majority required for removal from office. This brings up another bright spot, Lincoln Chaffee's defeat took away one more cross-over vote from the Dems.
Sure it was not pretty last night. But let's treat it like a trip to the woodshed and see what we can learn from it (by "we" I am referring to party leadership. I know that is the wrong pronoun but I'm feeling tired and lazy right now). Simple things like not looking the other way when members transgressions are brought to our attention, rather than wait until they are brought to light. Leaning on miscreants to resign early on rather than seeing things like Ney resigning two days before the election. A little better vetting of candidates BEFORE nominating them. I might have had the pleasure of writing about "Former Congressman John Spratt" today if we had done a better job of anticipating possible issues.

Sure last night was bad. There is much that could be learned so it does not happen again. In the mean time, let's entertain ourselves with their little impeachment charade.

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