Monday, June 20, 2005

William Kristol does have a better idea than censure for Senator Durbin as Hugh Hewitt and Newt Gingrich are suggesting:

"Why not put the burden on the Democrats? When Sen. Trent Lott made a far less damaging, but still deplorable, statement two and a half years ago, his fellow Republicans insisted
he step down as their leader. Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership? Shouldn't conservatives (and liberals) legitimately ask Democrats to hold their leader to account, especially given the precedent of Lott?"

Sounds good, but don't hold your breath. There is a pack mentality in the Democratic party that no amount of misdeeds can pull apart.