Friday, August 03, 2007

Thank you, Mr. Bush

By snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, you have guaranteed that no FISA vote will occur until after the Congressional recess, giving the sane among us additional time to convince the Dems that ANY compromise with you and your junta is a terrible idea. You are your own worst enemy, George, and if it weren't for Poppy and his retainers you'd be sitting on a street corner in Houston right now, holding a filthy paper cup, shoeless, begging change from passersby for that next sweet bottle of T-Bird.

Think Progress » White House Uses Its Own Illegal Conduct To Wage Political Offensive Over FISA Legislation

Earlier today, the White House rejected an agreement that had been struck between congressional leaders and the Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell to make changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), opting instead to launch a fresh political offensive over its spying activities. House Intelligence Chairman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) explained to CQ (sub. req.) the administration pushed for more changes after Democrats reached an agreement with McConnell:
“DNI McConnell told us, ‘We need these three things.’ We gave them to him. Then he turned around and said, ‘Well, I have some other concerns.’”
Spencer Ackerman reports that the White House weighed in and overruled McConnell’s agreement with the congressional leaders. Bush declared today that he was “going to ask Congress to stay in session until they pass a bill” to his liking. The White House communications department then spammed reporters with “fact sheets” and emails about “why America needs FISA reform now.”
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