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2006/2/6

Alberto Gonzales: Don't Blame Me! George Washington Did It!

@ 11:21 PM (99 months, 22 days ago)

I don't know whether to laugh or cry!  Alberto Gonzales, our cluessless, law-breaking Attorney General, says that George Washington and Abe Lincoln were doing more spying than BushCo, and on a greater scale!

During today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Gonzales said:  "President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broader scale."

Ok, call me crazy here.  I would imagine that during George Washington's time, electronic surveillance wasn't exactly something our first President had at his disposal, if only because we were not as technologically advanced then as we are now.  Secondly, let's just say, Alberto, for the sake of argument, that George Washington and Abe Lincoln did do electronic surveillance.  That doesn't necessarily mean you have the right to follow suit!  If you saw someone jump off a cliff, does that mean you're supposed to jump off the cliff as well?

 Link to video footage from today's hearing, courtesy of Crooks and Liars: http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/02/06.html#a7043

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