25 July 2007

And it begins...

The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Harriet Miers and Joshua Bolton, President Bush's former chief counsel and head of staff, respectively, in contempt for their (non) testimony into the investigation into the firings of all of those prosecutors who apparently weren't looking into voter fraud hard enough.

What does this mean? For starters, this is the first real ruling that I can remember that is a rebuke to so-called 'executive privilage,' in this administration. It means that someone in the government is finally saying, "NO."

What is the reality of the situation? Will this lead to impeachment? Doubtful. But it made my day, I'll tell you that. And how often has a Supreme Court nominee been held in contempt? Not often, I'd wager.

Full story in the New York Times.

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