Question of the Day: End of the Imperial Presidency Edition

We’ve discussed previously on this blog the importance of the LGBT community having straight supporters, and of women being supported by men who are feminists, too—neither of which is a denigration of gays or women; it’s a fact of social movements. When members of the majority pick up a minority cause, it serves to give the cause legitimacy among other members of the majority, and often ends up shaming them into acceptance. Such social trends are of particular interest to me, and so it was with interest I read the following at PSoTD, which mirrors I thought I myself had just this morning:
Right about now, I suspect the folks at the White House are pretty nervous about the Downing Street Memo.

Yes, it's a culmination of things, partially. It's the Conyers' hearing. It's the steady drumbeat of press coverage. It's the possibility (probability?) of more documents being released in Britain.

But you have to think that Rove, Bush, McClellan have a growing, gnawing fear that somebody in Washington, somebody in Congress, somebody Republican, is going to say in public what the White House fears most in their game to run the clock out on DSM:

"There should be a Congressional Investigation into the Downing Street documents and the runup to the Iraq War."

Because once that happens, the political game clock will be turned off, and the national history clock will begin.

It's not a matter of when. It's a matter of who. What Republican in today's Congress will be guaranteed a prominent spot in history? The Bush Administration has to wonder.
So there’s our question of the day. Which Republican is going to give the movement in pursuit of a formal inquiry its legitimacy…and shame all but the most shameless members of the GOP into turning their back on King George, remembering, finally, that they are not his subjects, but protectors of our state, entrusted by a public who needs them to now be more loyal to America than to its faltering president.

Who’s it going to be?

(I’m thinking Chris Shays seems the likely candidate. Which is ironic, considering Liebertwat—also from CT—is less likely to say it than Shays.)

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