February 8, 2006

by Reb Yudel
Why can't we just get along and trust Big Brother?

I guess we are supposed to believe that an administration that will strong-arm its own caucus on a fundamental constitutional question of the separation of powers would never spy on its political rivals.
says Digby, as the rightwing Washington Times reports that
The White House has been twisting arms to ensure that no Republican member votes against President Bush in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation of the administration's unauthorized wiretapping.

Congressional sources said Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove has threatened to blacklist any Republican who votes against the president. The sources said the blacklist would mean a halt in any White House political or financial support of senators running for re-election in November.
I mean, it's not like the party of Richard Nixon would obstruct justice or try to sabotage free elections, is it?