Having apparently recovered from the national backlash he suffered after comparing Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to a Nazi death camp (and the intellectual thrashings he suffered at the hands of John Roberts and Samuel Alito) Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois wants to return to center stage. The strong rumor is that he will introduce a “no confidence” resolution aimed at Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as soon as the Senate returns next week. (It has apparently escaped Durbin that we don’t have a parliamentary system of government in which such resolutions have the effect – if passed – of removing the target from government.)
This comes as a bit of a shock to other Dems eager for the publicity it can generate for Durbin. Schumer — Little Miss Gun Control — will be simply seething. And it’s going to be very interesting to see how many Dems jump to support it other than Russ “Censure” Feingold. Will Rumsfeld’s cloaked Republican adversary – the one whose staffer attacks via anonymous quotes in the NYT – be revealed?
Too bad these guys spend all their time attacking Rumsfeld with nary a harsh word directed at people like Zarqawi.
Looks to be a busy week coming for the attack poodles nipping at the Big Dog’s ankles. Stay tuned.