Don't people take the Fifth before Congress, instead of just not showing up?
That's how it worked in the Joe McCarthy's day, anyhow.
But Monica [snicker] Goodling is refusing even to appear before Congress.
Are there any precedents for that?
Link Update: The Louisville paper must have forgotten to feed its server-powering gerbils today. (Told those guys not to fall for the offer of free gerbil food from Iams, but would they listen?) Try this one, much as we hate to oursource our news overseas, at least this one uses the expression "refusal to testify."
There's also a rumor going around that Goodling may have absquatulated off to foreign climes as well, specifically Israel. File that under the "it would be irresponsible not to speculate" as I can find no online confirmation of this.
--Updates Editor Xan