I do understand why MDE has posted this picture of Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Russ Feingold
. I'm happy that Mr. Brodkorb has begun to promote Amy's candidacy.
Sen. Feingold has again and again shown that he is one of the best officials in D.C. As Molly Ivins said recently
I can’t see a damn soul in D.C. except Russ Feingold who is even worth considering for President. The rest of them seem to me so poisonously in hock to this system of legalized bribery they can’t even see straight.
I, for one, am proud that Sen. Klobuchar is associating herself with folks like Russ. One of the biggest problems - perhaps THE problem - with the Democratic party is its utter lack of spine on so many issues, and Sen. Feingold is one of the few things between the Democratic body politic and invertebracy. Calling for Pres. Bush's censure was a bold move that has begun a public debate on the issue, and it has shown real leadership
, something largely absent over the last five years.
Republicans like MDE don't like to face up to the idea that, shockingly enough, Sen. Feingold's censure resolution is supported by more people than oppose it
. His ideas, his leadership, his political courage have been backed up by the people of Wisconsin as well as the American people. If Amy Klobuchar is to follow in Sen. Feingold's stead - and I believe she will - she will be similarly rewarded by her constituents in Minnesota.
Russ Feingold is solidly in the mainstream, as is Amy Klobuchar. MDE's posting that picture is something that makes me proud, and I invite him to post it a hundred more times.Technorati Tags: Sen. Russ Feingold Amy Klobuchar censure MN-Sen