Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Congressman has Cohones

They may require a micrometer to measure their diameter, but Rep. Tim Johnson (R-IL15) definitely has at least a pee-wee pair, as evinced by his actually staying in the chamber to vote "Nay" on the contempt resolution against Harriet Miers, former White House Counsel, and Joshua Bolten, the White House Chief of Staff. It looks like he managed to overcome his day-job as Bush Administration lapdog and actually stand up for something. Maybe next time he can stand up for what's right, but at least he's taking steps to improve himself.

Too bad that it looks like the House leadership isn't being smart about the contempt citation and exercising the chamber's Inherent Contempt powers. Rather than waiting for the courts to sort things out, Inherent Contempt would toss their asses in jail a lot faster, barring any sudden desire on their parts to cooperate.


Narc said...

Once, I went looking for legislation that Johnson had sponsored. I never did find any that wasn't of the "symbolic resolution" type.

The Squire said...

Well, there was that one bill that was supposed to wave a finger at the NCAA for being all monopolistic or something like that. Since it wasn't ever going to go anywhere, especially with the Democratic leadership, I suppose that was symbolic as well.