Let the games begin
The partisans have not even finished counting the alleged spoiled ballots/"undervotes" in Ohio (see previous posts), and the Democrats in the Senate are already beginning to stir the conspiracy pot. Sen. Byron Dorgan, who was featured in Fahrenheit 9/11 has decided to hold oversight hearings. Yes folks, this is an effort to make lots of partisan noise to little end.
I think this is just the beginning of Democrat efforts to pick off Bush, and I think that there will begin a very serious (if failed) effort to impeach Bush as revenge for Clinton's impeachment and out of pure political spite. Mark my words, these people will not be satisfied to just needle the president. But then again, their lack of majority power will leave them emptyhanded.
I think however, that Dorgan may be inviting unwanted attention to his state. He won reelection handily this year. But his good buddy, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) is up to bat in 2006. How much do you want to bet that Bush will take a very serious interest in knocking him off? Bush tried it in 2002 against Tim Johnson (D-SD) and it almost worked. He's not dumping a functional strategy.
The lesson to Democrat Senators in red states sent by Tom Daschle's recent purchase of numerous cardboard boxes is that you can't oppose the Bush administration while in Washington but then talk conservative at home. Note to Sen. Conrad...you may want to talk to your fellow Senator from ND. He may inadvertently get you canned.