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Tuesday, February 07, 2006 

Idiot: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

A couple of days ago, I was watching Attorney 'Genius' Gonzales show exactly why he is a shining example of the ruling class and their efforts to collectively pull the wool over people's eyes. He was at his little Senate hearing defending the actions of the Executive Branch of our government for unilaterally undermining domestic spying laws. Here is one of the ways he defended these actions:

(He gets asked a softball question which should've been easy enough to give a fuzzy answer to but...)

Senator Grassely: I think that as the American public hears examples of how Democrat presidents and Republican presidents alike have done similar things, they may begin to see this program in a different light, particularly in regard to the president's over 225 years' use of the exercise of the power of commander in chief.

Gonzales: I gave in my opening statement, Senator, examples where President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all authorized electronic[emphasis mine] surveillance of the enemy on a far broader scale -- far broader -- without any kind of probable cause standard, all communications in and out of the country.

Really, dipshit? President Washington ordered wiretaps? Lincoln demanded that our great, great, grandfathers' email be viewed by government agencies? Come to think of it, I vividly remember hearing stories from a friend's grandfather about how presidents Wilson and Roosevelt thought it necessary to dig through all his electronic purchases and library records.

I D I O T. At least try to make sense when you lie to people.

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