Republicans in Congress don’t seem to be on the same page as John Ashcroft — they seem to feel we have no king but President Bush. Here’s Trent Lott’s response to Tom Daschle’s concerns about future plans for the ongoing war:

How dare Senator Daschle criticize President Bush while we are fighting our war on terrorism, especially when we have troops in the field? He should not be trying to divide our country while we are united.

So President Bush should be able to do any damn fool thing he wants and we should just get in the back seat and ride along? Can Trent Lott explain what the purpose of having a representative government is in the first place? I can’t bear this sort of authoritarian stupidity. And if I were a soldier in the field risking my life every day, I’d certainly want somebody in Washington to be making sure that I really needed to be there.