Sam Rosenfeld wonders how Harry Reid could possibly fail to support Feingold's censure resolution, given that Reid believes Bush is "the worst president this country has ever had."
(Is Bush the worst? There's a case to be made, if for no other reason than that the stakes are so much higher than they were when, say, Harding was president.)
Some are complaining that Feingold acted irresponsibly in bringing up the resolution; the charge is that he took his fellow Democrats by surprise. But first of all, do we know that? Just because Dems are scrambling doesn't mean they didn't have advance warning. I'm not saying Feingold did let them know ahead of time; I'm just wondering if anybody really knows.
But even if he did catch them off guard, that's hardly an excuse. This should be a no-brainer; if Harry Reid really believes Bush is the worst president ever, how many days does he need to decide that a censure is appropriate? Unless they're deliberating on whether to call for impeachment instead, or they believe that the censure should concern something other than the NSA scandal, he and the rest of the Democrats need to get their heads out of their asses pronto.