I’ve been too busy this week to closely follow the most recent incidence of Democratic spinelessness over the Bush Administration’s illegal wiretapping, but I have a question that I don’t think has been asked yet. The issue here revolves around immunity for the telecom companies who complied with the Bush Administration as they broke the law. I think that what the telecoms did was inexcusable and I certainly don’t have much sympathy for the executives who went along with it. But there’s obviously a bigger problem here, and that’s the fact that we had an administration in the White House that was putting pressure on these companies to break the law in the first place. The question I have is: Are the Democrats in the House even considering the possibility of granting the telecoms immunity in exchange for information that could incriminate high ranking Bush Administration officials? If so, I’m fine with giving them immunity in exchange for having a few of them testifying under oath in front of the House with the details of how the Bush Administration broke the law. I don’t see what would stop them from doing this, and even if it remains impossible to actually indict the Bush Administration officials who are fingered, it would still make it even more clear that the Justice Department under Bush looks the other way when it comes to the crimes that this administration has committed. As I said, I haven’t been able to follow this too closely this week, so I want to throw this out to the wind to see if I’m missing something.