Right Thoughts - Dodd Plans Trip To Middle East:
"I’m far more concerned with the idea of two Senators from an opposing party blatantly and openly undermining the sitting President in matters of foreign policy. This kind of behavior has consequences that go well beyond the next two years of Bush’s term.
It’s time to get past this cheerleading for the Dems or the GOP and start thinking about how this dirty political pool is affecting the way we can govern this nation going forward."
Well JimK, when are you going to get past the partisan political cheerleading? You are real quick to paint Kerry and Dodd as having undermined the president and even suggested they are breaking laws, even though the fact is they have not and will not break any laws on their trips.
But if you were really being honest about the paritsan cheerleading your diary would have mentioned the treacherous and traitorous Republican Specter:
Nelson said he reported the information to embassy officials and will brief his congressional committees on the trip. Also expected to visit Syria is Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa..It is highly appropriate that Tony Snow starts off the sentence there with "We don't think...", obviously a common problem on the right side of the aisle. If you are going to make a big stink about the Democratic politicians supposedly undermining the president then you show absolutely no bi-partisan spirit by ignoring Arlen Specter. You are just cheerleading against Democratic politicians, and are far more partisan than the people you complain about.
"We don't think that members of Congress ought to be going there," White House press secretary Tony Snow said, adding that the United States continues to denounce Syria's meddling in Lebanon and its ties to terrorist groups.
About the only thing that hits the mark in JimK's post:
As I also stated, Bush clearly allowed this (via the State Department) because he’s afraid to tell two Democrats they can’t go. Congress and the press would descend like vultures on a corpse. It’s more evidence that his status as a lame duck is pretty much confirmed…
Yes! Mr. Bush is a lame duck... But he is happy they went, though he is too much of a wimp to admit it in public, and Mr. Bush is praying that those bi-partisan politicians can save his sorry little partisan-GOP-ass.