Merry Christmas, Barack. Now How About Doing Something?
by Matt Stoller, Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 06:14:33 AM EST
Merry Christmas to you too, Senator. I hope that your holidays are joyous.
By the way, the President just claimed the executive branch has absolute power. Might I suggest you use some of your political capital and quit the 'aw shucks I'm new here' schtick? You did teach Constitutional Law.
Once again, I wish you a very Merry Christmas.
UPDATE: From The Peoria Star Journal (courtesy of bi66er):
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., also supports congressional hearings.
"Once we have more information we'll know to what degree our laws were circumvented," Obama said. "But regardless, I am certain that we can do the intelligence gathering we need to do without eroding the civil liberties our founding fathers intended."
I do like how it's a matter of degree, though I wonder why he just sort of assumes we're going to get information about the degree to which our laws were circumvented.