Friday, August 03, 2007

Get Smart White House Style

George Bush believes there's a hole in NSA spying program, the inability of NSA to wire tap signals routed through the US but not originating here. So George II in his usual low key non-confrontational style said, "We've worked hard and in good faith with the Democrats to find a solution, but we are not going to put our national security at risk. Time is short." So since they're working in such nice friendly terms with the Democrats it might be odd to hear Kit Bond saying the GOP would not budge from that last offer by the White House. McConnell "has put on the table this last, best offer," Bond said.

McConnell has put what?? And just exactly who does Bond think McConnell is, "his last best offer?" I'll just bet you he can take what he's given and George II can sign it or veto it but last I looked political appointed folks have not much to do with running Congress and, now, neither does BushCo.

The Democratic concerns regard US citizens being rolled up into the spying, that and the Republican idea that AG Gonzales be given oversight of the program. "We need a legal framework around this program," Reid said. "No more blank check for this attorney general, no more blank checks for any attorney general." Gee, I wonder how this climate of distrust could have occurred...

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