The ever-so-predictable Kate McMillan, lovingly quoting yet another right-wing hack (all emphasis added):
Bush's illegal wiretaps on totally innocent US citizens who might be calling Hamas, Hizbollah and Al Qaeda personnel because ... er ... because ... well, it’s illegal, and wrong and against the constitution despite that fact that Bill Clinton did it ...
Details, details. And when all else fails, there's always the 9/11 card to play:
John Hindraker at Powerline sits us all down and calmly explains why it's important during wartime to find out what the enemy is planning, so we can try to stop them, and that in fact it’s completely legal and constitutional, and maybe some people might have forgotten about certain things such as skyscrapers collapsing and the Pentagon erupting in flames.
Yes, by God, you just never know when those treasonous Catholics or vegans are going to bring down another skyscraper, do you? Bastards.
DEAR NEO-CONS: When you've lost Byron York, you've lost the wankersphere:
In the argument that has emerged over warrantless surveillance, there have been a number of overstatements. Some people, for example, have said that Bill Clinton signed an executive order authorizing such surveillance; he did not.
When a regular columnist for the right-wing National Review understands this, it's time for the rest of you to buy a clue as well. Are you paying attention, Kate?