Democrats apparently forgot for a moment that no, we're not a country that uses a parliamentary system to govern. Oops.
Senate Republicans blocked a vote of no confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday, dashing Democratic hopes of embarrassing Gonzales and his boss, President George W. Bush, with a formal demand for his ouster.Oh no! A politically motivated purge! What kind of motivation do you think drives a group of senators to try to pass a meaningless vote of no confidence? Idiots.
A Senate no-confidence vote in a Cabinet member would have no force of law in the U.S. system of government. Earlier on Monday, Bush called the resolution "meaningless."
But Democrats wanted to pile pressure on Bush to fire the country's top law enforcement officer over his handling of the controversial firing of U.S. prosecutors, which critics portray as a politically motivated purge.