“President Bush and his administration have tried to pull the wool over our eyes and distract the public from this possibly illegal domestic spying scandal.” —Ellen Tauscher
Not since Lyndon Johnson got his bedtime reading from J.Edgar Hoover (AKA Mary) concerning the sexploits of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. has a president been more guilty of spying on the public than now. Behind a screen of fear mongering that the jihadist bogeyman is gonna getcha, this administration runs roughshod over the constitution ignoring the fourth amendment which prohibits illegal search and seizure. Somehow a lame duck president managed to arm wrestle a spineless congress into capitulation on prosecuting the telecommunications companies for their illegal aid in funishing private phone records of individual citizens.
A U.S. president's granting immunity from prosecution for a constitutional crime. Isn't that, like, treason or something?