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Which brings us to the biggest reason the right hates Mr. Gore: He's taken everything they could throw at him, and emerged more respected, and more credible, than ever. And it drives them crazy.
GOP down in the dumps, (sniff, sniff).
"We are not happy, no doubt about it," said one of the senior Republican Congressional aides who attended the Oct. 5 meeting at the White House and would talk about the internal session only without being identified by name.
Glenn Greenwald's takedown of Fred Hiatt of the Washington Post's editorial page...
Hiatt's claim on behalf of the telecoms that they broke the law for "patriotic" reasons is so frivolous as to insult the intelligence of his readers, but -- more importantly -- it is also completely irrelevant.
There is no such thing as a "patriotism exception" to the laws that we pass.
New York Times on presidential law breaking...
President Bush has been telling Americans that any change would deny the government critical information, make it easier for terrorists to infiltrate, expose state secrets, and make it harder "to save American lives."
There is no truth to any of those claims.
No matter how often Mr. Bush says otherwise, there is also no disagreement from the Democrats about the need to provide adequate tools to fight terrorists. The debate is over whether this should be done constitutionally, or at the whim of the president.