In a setback for the White House, Senate Democrats on Monday put off until at least next month any decision on whether to give legal protection to the phone carriers that helped with the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping program.
The Bush administration had pushed for immediate passage of legislation to grant immunity to the phone companies as part of a broader expansion of the N.S.A.’s wiretapping authorities. But that will not happen now.
Via theDodd squad.
A setback for the White House. The 24 percent White House, may I remind us all, that is due no deference and deserves no courtesy, that has sanctioned bigotry and assisted persecution, that has done nothing for seven years but divide and frighten us, that took a country and turned it against itself, and then blamed that same country for its ills, that has villainized its own people, tortured them, imprisoned them in secret and then denied their crimes.
I know Harry’s probably still reeling from the pimp-slapping he got yesterday, but if he starts to come out of his impotent stupor, he might read that first line again. A setback for the White House. He might start thinking about what it would feel like to read that every day for the next year, what that might do to his fortunes, and start paying some attention.
Not. One. Inch.