Right About Now

Why did the Intelligence Committee Democrats take a fall and sign off on the recent Senate report? At the time when the Committee was starting its work there were reports that the Democrats were developing a strategy to use the media to help combat the institutional advantages of the Republican majority and try to ensure that the report got at some of the real issues. Then it didn’t happen. We haven’t gotten juicy leaks, we haven’t gotten protests, we haven’t gotten a minority report, we haven’t gotten a refusal to endorse the thing. What happened?

No one seems to know, or at least they’re not explaining it to me. Hill Democrats are said, however, to be quite mad at Senator Rockefeller for fouling this up. Fair enough, but why wasn’t the leadership looking over his shoulder ‘lo these past few months and leaning on him?