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Feingold Calls for Bush Censure

Sunday, March 12, 2006

(SNN Washington) This morning on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Sen. Russ Feingold called for the Senate to publically Censure President Bush for warrantless wiretapping of American citizens.

Poll: What is "Censure"

33% Chevy SUV

25% Midsize Toyota sedan

17% Antique bathroom fixture

12% Loose change

9% A military maneuver

4% To admonish

"This conduct is right in the strike zone of the concept of high crimes and misdemeanors," said Feingold, D-Wis. Despite the walk, Feingold's metaphor went on to score two RBIs for a finish of .450 for the day.

While President Bush has long asserted that the warrantless wiretaps are an essential tool in the war on terror, even Republican senators are wondering if this is true. Later on the same program Bill Frist felt in necessary to invoke the names of al Qaeda, the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, as well as conjuring up hoards of people who have sworn to destroy Western civilization.

Even if Bush became the first President to be censured since Andrew Jackson stored the entire national treasury in the bank of one of his drinking buddies, it will not mean much to his already low approval rating.

A recent poll shows that only 4% of Americans even now what the word censure means, let alone it's historical context in relation to a sitting president. An overwhelming amount of Americans, 58%, believe that a Censure is an automobile made by Chevrolet or possibly Toyota.


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