A bunch of you have e-mailed to ask what I think of the FISA “compromise.” Well, I don’t think it’s a compromise at all, but rather an example of Democrats getting totally rolled. But since I don’t know that much about FISA, I’ve been loathe to get in the weeds. Julian Sanchez, however, suffers from no such deficits:
Boy could I have fun with that,
Correction: This article originally stated inaccurately that House Democrats who changed their votes to support the new FISA bill received almost twice as much money over the past three years as those who remained opposed. In fact House Democrats who changed their votes to support the new FISA bill received almost twice as much money from the telecom industry over the past three years as those who remained opposed
Noting that change is good, I am inclined to keep mine in a jar buried in the back yard, because the savvy investor in me knows that numismatically it will be worth a real fortune RSN, and teleco Democrats not so much…
I suppose I’ll save a title:
Today’s Wall St. Journal has an article on the new Strange Bedfellows coalition and the campaign to punish and remove from office selected members of Congress who support civil-liberties-destroying measures such as the current FISA bill (a campaign I first announced here). The abstract of the WSJ article is here, and the full text can be read by clicking on the link on this page [link fixed]. The details for the “money bomb” the article describes will be disclosed very shortly. Yesterday, Jane Hamsher recorded a Bloggingheads session with former Rep. and current third-party presidential candidate Bob Barr (who Republicans are petrified will destroy McCain’s chances) and discussed with him the ideologically diverse efforts to battle against the political establishment’s assault on core constitutional liberties. For now, contributions to the campaign — which now has more than $320,000 — can be made here.
Now what will I do with the hole in the backyard?