Put aside for the moment that Nancy Pelosi, Jane Harman, Jay Rockefeller, et al, were “read into” Bush’s illegal wiretapping tapping program and are thus complicit in breaking the FISA law. And therefore have every reason to grant immunity to the telecoms and the Bushies, regardless of what damage it does to the 4th Amendment.
But do they have to insult our intelligence by portraying the pending FISA Amendment as a “significant victory” for the Democratic Party, as House Democratic Leader “Steny” Hoyer spun it to Politico yesterday. Or that the Dems got “significant concessions” from the Bush Administration, as Pelosi proclaimed.
“”If that’s what they want to tell themselves, fine. It sure looks like they got rolled.”
That, not from a leftie blogger, but from National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru.
Senators Chris Dodd and Russ Feingold promise a fight on the Senate floor to sever the immunity clause from the rest of the amendment. Call your Senator, or make a contribution to Act Blue‘s Defeat FISA Fundraising Campaign.