Does this mean that the Senate has grown a spine at last? That they finally realize they're part of a "checks and balances" system after a term and a half of amnesia? Does this signal a return to Constitutionality in the White House? Do I see a glimmer of hope for our country?
Perhaps, but I won't hold my breath until it goes through. Expect the Bushies to stonewall past the end of their term, and expect the corporate media (I like gmskarka's term) to phrase things in the language of partisan politics rather than what this is: the last thrashing of an administration attempting to convert the US to a Fascist state.
Good luck, everyone, and let's hope this leads to something good. I do feel a litle optimistic, because this action by the Senate sounds a little like the failure of Fascism in America.