READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For July 23, 2007"
(4 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 7/24/2007 @ 4:32 am PT...
When the gadfly party hears that bushie is at 25% and a fraud case larger than Enron was dropped to go after voting irregularities in the '64 election, the gadfly party is going to qui tam the hell outta somebody 99 times!
To the qui tam barristercades! Gadflies are revolting!
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 7/24/2007 @ 7:57 am PT...
re: Senate Judiciary Hearing (Gonzales)
Senator Feinstein just hit Gonzo with the DoJ guide to prosecuting election crimes, freshly rewritten as of May 2007, that now allows the DoJ to politicize election investigations.
Has anyone talked about this rewrite of the guide before now?
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 7/24/2007 @ 8:36 am PT...
What happen to that votepad product that was talked about last year as a cheap and handicap friendly voting method? Why aren't they in the running?
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 7/24/2007 @ 10:35 am PT...
There are as many versions of Gonzales' testimony as there are appearances by him before the committees.
That is because he could not tell the same story twice if he had to.
Senator Spector admonished Gonzales that the Congress has inherent power to hold anyone in contempt, without resort to the courts, should the Department of
Justice Just Us obey the White House and order the US Attorney for the District of Columbia not to prosecute Congress' contempt citations.
Problem is that Spector is most likely thinking of the Senate, forgetting that the filibuster is the republican tool for thwarting votes in the Senate.
The republicans have used the filibuster 45 times or so just this year.
So, the safe harbor method is for the House, where the dems have a majority, to vote a contempt citation.
The contempt citation does not have to be bi-cameral like a bill or joint resolution does.
Therefore anyone who has been held in contempt of Congress by the House, on a simple majority vote, can be put in jail by the Capitol police, which is the police force of Congress.