A proposed Senate resolution to censure President Bush for the Iraq war could have galvanized Democrats—but instead they're sharply divided over what some see as grandstanding, Politico reports. Only a handful back Russ Feingold's plan, or another tied to the US attorneys firings, nervous that nonbinding censures will only fuel public frustration with empty gestures.
Senate Democrats have already moved on a series of such resolutions concerning the war and firings scandal. "I came here to get stuff done, not vote on procedural motions," said one senator. Republicans are gleeful about the Democrats' bickering. "This is like Christmas in July," said a GOP aide.