This email arrived today. Among other things, it said:
Bolten and Miers have ignored congressional subpoenas for nine months and thumbed their noses at Congress and the American people.
We must never cede the rights of the Congress to the Executive.
["Never"??? What else have they been doing for 13 months?]
I am pleased to inform you that today's legislation allows Congress to bypass the Attorney General (who has stated to me this week that he would not enforce contempt) and immediately take action in the courts.
Today, Congress finally defended the Constitution and our rights as an equal branch of government [emphasis mine].
Congressman Robert Wexler
First, Congress is finally waking up to its dismal approval rating and the fact that this is an election year. Seeing as how the entire House and 1/3 of the Senate come up for a vote every other year, I don't know why this seems to be coming as a surprise to these folks.
and, Second, that last word says it all, doesn't it?
While I commend Wexler and the work he's been doing-- his has been a voice crying in the wilderness for far too long.
For the rest of Congress, the jury is still out, as far as I'm concerned.