WASHINGTON (AP) -- Majority Democrats in the Senate are forcing their Republican colleagues on the record about whether embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should keep his job. (ahhh, they are so.......brave?)
No one is predicting that a symbolic resolution expressing no confidence in Gonzales will survive even the test vote>(huh? What's with this test vote thingy?) Monday. Most Republicans are likely to vote no, dismissing the whole exercise as a ploy to embarrass President Bush.
At a news conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, the last stop on a weeklong visit to Europe, the president reaffirmed his support for Gonzales, a longtime friend and legal adviser.
"They can have their votes of no-confidence but it's not going to make the determination about who serves in my government," Bush said Monday. "This process has been drug out a long time. ... It's political."
If Congress was doing its job, Bush and Cheney would have been impeached long ago and Gonzales would be working for someone else. But Congress, both Democrats and Republicans are busy with "test votes" and "advisory votes". Nothing like sticking your necks out And since when did it become Bush's government? And they call it democracy.