Why not go straight to impeachment?
It's late, and I'm going to bed, so I can't do links, and maybe this is just a bad idea. That said:
The smart money inside the Beltway has the subpoena kabuki all laid out like this:
1. Congress issues subpoena.
2. Bush refuses.
3. Congress attempts to enforce subpoena through the Justice department.
4. Politicized Justice department, infested with Republican operatives, refuses to enforce subpoena.
5. Two-year court challenge, followed by lots of revenue from speaking engagements for talking heads, cocktail weinies for all, a Compromise, and the Republicans getting away clean (again).
But does it have to work that way?
Congress can impeach not just the President, but any official of the executive branch.
So why putz around with step #3? Impeach the fuckers. We can do that all on our own, without relying on Bush's corrupt attorneys.
So, when Abu G blows off the subpoena, as he surely will--as