Contempt citations in the SJC - too little, too late
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved contempt resolutions against Karl Rove, the former top aide to President Bush, and Joshua Bolten, the current White House chief of staff. The vote was 12-7.
The criminal contempt resolutions now move to the Senate floor, although no action on them is expected until next year.
If the idea was to look "fair" by taking so long, that doesn't fly, because at this point the public doesn't remember the infraction that led to it, so it looks unfair and downright "partisan." Why flog a dead horse? Why re-fight old battles? That will be the story line from the Thuglican noise machine, and it will resonate in the minds of the populace.
Furthermore, the actual contempt vote in the full Senate won't take place till next year. After the public has had even more time to forget.
And, what's happening to the similar resolutions in the House?
At this point, the Dems have no credibility whatsoever. And, they don't even have a clue how to use this as an effective political tool. Sometimes, they just look hopeless.