FISA Update

1 comment December 17th, 2007at 07:51pm Posted by Eli

Holy shit! It worked! Reid backed down and pulled the FISA-with-telecom-immunity bill. I suppose this could have been his plan all along, that he would go through the motions just in case a miracle occurred and the FISA-without-telecom-immunity bill ended up passing, but I don’t trust him enough to give him that much credit.

I would love to see the Democrats now adopt a minimalist, take-it-or-leave-it position now, along the lines of, “Okay, Dubya, we’re going to pass a bill that resolves the foreign-to-foreign-via-the-US problem… and absolutely nothing else. If you don’t want to sign it, we’re perfectly happy to let the Protect America Act lapse in February, and we don’t think anyone will notice the difference. Your move, tough guy.”

Of course, this can only happen inside my head, but hey, a guy can dream, and hopefully the Democrats can get closer to that ideal next time around. If they can internalize the concept that a Bush veto and the resulting expiration of the PAA is not the end of the world, they should be in good shape.

If you want to show Dodd some… financial love, go here. I think he’s earned it.

Entry Filed under: Constitution,Coolness,Democrats,Dodd,Politics

1 Comment

  • 1. Cujo359  |  December 18th, 2007 at 1:31 am

    Dodd wins the SnS Stand Your Ground award, an award that makes up in rarity what it lacks in utility.


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