August 3, 2007

Bush's Rush to Eavesdrop -- Again

Heard on Washington Week on PBS tonight:
Bush has finally met a vacation he doesn't like: Congress'.
He's telling Congress not to adjourn for its summer recess until he gets a wider OK to spy on US citizens. Those pesky impediments-- like warrants-- just cramp his style way too much.

And Gwyn asked a pertinent question: 'Why all the urgency now?'
[Bush sounds like your local hardware store ad pushing that barbecue at the end of the summer-- 'Hurry! 'For a limited time only!']
As Gwyn said, 'The White House has known since last spring that this was coming . Why is Bush urging this last moment "surge"?'

Could Bush be hoping that, in their hurry to get out of town they won't read the fine print?


Mary Ellen said... Bush going to stay home from his vacation, too?

You're on to something about the fine print and trying to rush everybody to do something without thinking. My husband was telling me a story about how Trent Lott was trying to rush everybody out because he said there was a heightened terror alert on Washington D.C. No one could confirm this, but I guess Trent Lott pretty much said they had to get out or they would be taking their lives in their hands...or something. I have to find out where he got this story because I'm not sure if I got it right. I guess I should listen to him for a change.

I'll see what I can find on that...but it sure sounds familiar to what Bush is doing.

Larry said...

Bush got his wish. Congress caved in to Bush and now they can take that unearned 6 week vacation.

The vacation that is more important than stopping the illegal spying on Americans.

Pathetic mess!

two crows said...

oh, lordy, m e --
after reading your comment I hopped over to Trent's home page. of all the congressional pages I've ever read, his was by far the heaviest on the al qaida references. seems he just can't get enough of all that sexy, terrorist stuff.
and now, telling Congress and the people of DC to get out of town -- thereby using up precious gasoline -- for political purposes.
how irresponsible can you get?
no doubt, when no attack comes about, he'll pat himself and the administration on the back declaring, 'another attack foiled!'
hi, Larry--
I saw where Congress gave Bush a 6 week extension.
I have a proposed headline for the Washington Post or New York Times or whoever would like to make use of it: 'Brains and Spines in Short Supply in Congress.'

an average patriot said...

I refuse to believe they give that idiot any rights at all. Give him a right and he will make it a wrong.
That is the whole problem with everything with him.
It is not the tool it is what he does with it. He will abuse and misuse everything he can and I hate it.

two crows said...

yep, AAP--
all the man wants is to destroy everything in his path.
reminds me of a 2 year old breaking his toys for fun.

we're the toys.

Mary Ellen said...

I still remember what my dad used to say when we were kids. Every once in awhile there would be someone that he would do a favor for and they would always take advantage of him. He would then say, "I'm not going to do it, if you give him an inch, he'll take a mile". That's Bush in a nutshell.

TomCat said...

I'm disgusted.