Okay, now this is truly disgusting.
What an insulting waste of time. The Senate today voted on a resolution to "strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus." The results were a sturdy 72-25 in favor.
Kudos to Senators Clinton and Dodd for voting nay. Obama and Biden abstained, unfortunately, as did Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
Since I'm in Vermont I will point out a couple of things. What a shock that Pat Leahy voted in favor, and what a relief that we have a fighter like Bernie! in the Senate. Okay, now I'm getting preachy.
But I bet Ron Paul would have voted No.
Hate to beat a dead horse, but this really is something that I think needs to be honestly addressed. Watch Paul Begala take the gloves off in an uncommonly necessary fashion in the HuffPost:
"Before a single Democrat condemns MoveOn's ad, they should insist that George W. Bush and the Republican Party repudiate the anti-military smears on war heroes that have been the hallmark of Mr. Bush's political career."
He adds on from there. Well spotted.
Enough is enough on GOP integrity-baiting. Talk shit about fugitive donors, that's fine. But, as Chris Dodd put it, "It is a sad day in the Senate when we spend hours debating an ad while our young people are dying in Iraq."