Thursday, May 11, 2006


CNN's Jack Cafferty -- now there's a curmudgeon in the finest sense of the word -- blistered the Bush Administration on Thursday for spying on Americans.

Said Cafferty:
"We better all hope nothing happens to Arlen Specter, the Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 'cause he might be all that's standing between us and a full-blown dictatorship in this country."
Specter plans to ask the heads of U.S. phone companies why they handed our phone records to the government. Here's hoping he doesn't run into a magic bullet.

Crooks & Liars has the Cafferty video. It's worth seeing for yourself.


Anonymous said...

You're not going to like this, at least half of it, but...

Bush Version 1.0's reign included, as part of its stain, the ECHELON program.

The Clinton "we are the president" regime let the Clipper chip idea exist, if not bloom. Who knows WHAT is inside yer PC?

Bush Version 2.0 picked up the spy-on-ordinary-Americans ball, and ran with it... then spiked it in the end zone and did the "screw you" dance.

But this won't end with a mere Congressional housecleaning, or even a Presidential shift change; Rep or Dem, it won't matter - they'll WANT this sort of thing on their to-do list.

Yes, I'm *that* pessimistic.

Anonymous said...

Get a grip Cafferty! If Specter is all that stands between the American people and anything, then we're all in deep stuff.