Monday, January 28, 2008

I Am Conan The Parliamentarian

You could slog through Glenzilla's lecture on the outcome of the FISA vote.

Alternatively, you could let Uncle S9 'splain it for you.

Basically, the GOP just voted to let the latest round of authoritarian surveillance law expire rather than let the Democrats take credit for giving the President exactly what he asked from them. Why? Because if they can't have the completely jackbooted fascist law they all really want, then they'd rather have the police completely unable to do any surveillance at all, and to blame the Democrats for the intelligence failure when the next drunkencracker plot to destroy the Dumbarton bridge with rusty lumber saws and cheap Chinese M-80 firecrackers is exposed by an anonymous tipster.

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