No compromise on USA firings!
10 subpoenas and 10 court fights and 10 festering scandals--we'd have to be very selective, of course, to whittle the candidates down to a mere 10--is better for us than a watered-down compromise this time that's going to leave us worse off next time, and erode Congress's Constitutional powers into the bargain.
So I don't know where the Beltway 500 gets this destructive compromise meme comes from:
The Senate committee voted to approve, but not issue subpoenas for Rove, former White House counsel Harriet Miers and her former deputy, William Kelley. A House subcommittee's motion on Wednesday on subpoenas also included J. Scott Jennings, who works for Rove.
Issue them, dammit! Bring it on!
But the truly odd thing about this AP story (Laurie Kellman) is this:
The headline says compromise:
Subpoenas force talks for testimony deal
Yet all the sources that are quoted on compromise are Republicans, and none are Democrats:
"We opened with a Compromise [in private, off the record and not under oath, being a "compromise"]," Snow told reporters. ... "Rejections in a news conference don't count," [said] " said Arlen Specter, R-Pa. ...
The Democrats that are quoted--and no anonymous Democrats are quoted--say nothing about compromise:
I have never heard the Senate take an ultimatum like that," [Senator Patrick] Leahy [D-VT] said. "I know he's the decider for the White House. "But he's not the decider for the United States Senate."
So, who's Laurie taking dictation from on this one? Spector? Because Spector seems to be floating a trial balloon:
[Spector] suggested the committees could grant two of the president's three key demands — private interviews and not under oath — but persuade the White House to allow a transcript that could be made public.
Oh, sure. Kinda like "compromising" with Jeffrey Daumber, eh?
"I'll eat your heart and your liver, but not your intestines."
Splitting things down the middle. As it were.
I don't think so. No compromise!