September 08, 2006

More pre-election analysis by Josh Marshall:
So here's where we are. It now seems clear to just about everyone that the other shoe has now dropped. We know the president's final strategy to keep the subpoenas at bay in 2007 and 2008. Put the worst al Qaida bad guys at Gitmo and force a rushed debate over legislation over how they will be tried. An up or down vote, either the president's kangaroo courts or nothing.

Dare Democrats to vote for nothing. If they do, mutilate them with 30 seconds. If they don't, sow dissension among the opposition.

It's hardly a surprise. This whole White House is the fruit of the poison tree. Their national security policy has always been essentially political. Nothing has changed. It's what all of us have always predicted.

But here's where it gets interesting. Three Republican senators say they won't play ball: Warner, McCain and Graham.

If the president can't get a clean partisan vote in the senate, that takes a lot of the wind out of his sails, though they may be happy just to do the bogus vote in the House.


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