Bush’s hell starts today

After snatching the House with the closest thing to a crushing mandate ever likely in a system biased in favour of the incumbents, the Democrats now have their hands on the investigative machinery of Capitol Hill.
They can hire lawyers and detectives; they can subpoena documents and compel witnesses to testify under oath; they can mount show trials – or indeed real trials – subjecting their enemies to torment under the glaring klieg lights of the world media.
This is a powerful weapon, as Bill Clinton learned when Newt Gringrich stormed the House in 1994, breaking the half-century stranglehold of the Democrats. Newtâ..s Republicans did not rest until they had impeached the president for perjury and abuse of office in the Paula Jones/Lewinsky saga – even if the meaker Senate later opted for acquittal.
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