Even Richard Nixon knew it was time to resign
Would that you could say that, Mr. Bush.
And that you could say it for Mr. Cheney.
You both crossed the Rubicon yesterday.
Which one of you chose the route, no longer matters.
Which is the ventriloquist, and which the dummy, is irrelevant.Keith Olbermann, Special Comment, Countdown, Tuesday, July 3, 2007
The Czar and Rasputin could never show the insight and understanding that, in the end, Richard Nixon showed by resigning. Nixon still had a sense of honor. These two men have no honor that can be found in their wills or actions. They are bolstered by the words of the people who stroke their egos. The Ann Coulters, the Rush Limbaughs, the Bill O'Reillys....
There was another thing that helped Mr. Nixon realize that resignation was the only correct course of action - outrage. Outrage that was non-partisan. The Republican leadership stood up to him and said, "Enough." They had the courage to grasp the facts and to act in a way they knew was right, because they realized that the Constitution was under attack. They helped Mr. Nixon understand that.
I fear that there may only be one person on the Republican sides of the aisles of Congress that could do this - Senator Arlen Specter. So far, he has been the sole voice of reason questioning what is going on. Unfortunately, if any of the other Republicans are listening to him, they aren't making it known.
I've asked this before and it's becoming more and more important...
Where is the outrage?