Monday, August 20, 2007

While Congress is Out on Vacation

The staffers of congressional committees are still working. As is the Bush/Cheney/Rove staff devoted to hiding the crew's misdeeds from the light of day. But even the most devoted staff can only hide things so fast. So they're asking for more time to comply with Congressional subpoenas for documents related to the NSA warrantless surveillance program.

One of the things you gotta love about this administration is their ability to give the American public a baldfaced lie and then huff & puff with indignation when questioned about it. They're not breaking any laws, but of course they can't swear to that on oath because of national security, and can't talk about what they're doing because of national security. But it's ok, 'cause we can trust them because... wait, when do we get off this merry-go-round?

So here we are, with a weak-willed Congress having just served up our 4th Amendment rights to the White House with a spoon. But it's ok, they tell us, because they can "withdraw or modify" this law in 6 months. Having seen that there are still some people who believe Bush/Cheney/Rove & Co., Congress seems to think that we'll buy the idea that the same people who rolled over & played dead this month because they didn't want to hand the Republicans an election issue will somehow grow a spine in 6 months when we're even closer to the election?

How quickly can we go from "protect America" to "screw over America" in the Bush World Order? Under the "Protect America Act of 2007, electronic surveillance has moved from the hands of judges into the hands of Mr. "I don't recall" himself, Gonzales. Isn't it fun to see how Gonzales can be rewarded for his ability to lie repeatedly in front of Congress?


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