Who is the Senate Majority Leader? From where I sit, it looks like Harry Reid is running the senate. He is telling Bush who he should nominate to the Supreme Court, he is setting the agenda, and he is the one who is getting all the news coverage (of course, the fact that he is saying all the things the press wants to hear might be a factor there). Bill Frist needs to start swinging back. Each time Reid smears the Bush administration, bring up facts instead of letting the Democrats frame the issue. Each time the Democrats smear Tom Delay, mention the sweetheart deals that Reid's legislation has brought to his son's business associates. Each time the Democrats demand Rove's head, point out that he's not indicted, and that they are grasping at straws because Rove scares them. Every time that they talk about Scooter Libby and his "mishandling classified information", ask them how the Sandy Berger case is proceeding. Make sure that they are reminded (loudly and forcefully) that the bipartisan commission that explored the intelligence errors found no wrongdoing, and tell them that there will be no more fishing expeditions unless real evidence is presented that something illegal was done. And publicly bitch-slap Joe Wilson to shatter his credibility, by directly addressing his lies and double-dealing in a press conference. The dems want to "clear the air"; Do it, but really do it without the political dancing that has been going on. Invoke the nuclear option if Fat Teddy tries to filibuter Alito, and then make it perfectly clear to the entire country that Teddy and Dicky and Harry and Patrick Leahy don't run the Senate. The GOP controls the House, Senate, and Presidency; they need to start leading instead of following.
posted on November 01, 2005 07:57 PM
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