In what can only be described as a tantrum, Senate Democrats called for a closed session yesterday to demand that a bipartisan committee pursue the second phase of an investigation of pre-war intelligence on Iraqi WMD, Reuters reported.
Problem was, the committee was already scheduled to meet next week to do just that.
It's kind of hard to imagine anyone more politically tonedeaf than Congressional Democrats right now.
At a time when the president is in a rough patch and preparing to vet a Supreme Court nominee, presumably giving the Democrats some political capital, they squander it on a stunt like this.
Now they've pissed off their Republican colleagues, who are in the majority and will simply roll over them.
As we often say at my house when someone pulls off a real bonehead play: smooth move, Exlax.