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I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Rick Santorum is Nuts!!

On Don Imus today:

Imus: "How about the President breaking the law in that eavesdropping deal?"

Sen. Rick Santorum: "Sorry, what story are you reporting on there?"
Imus: "The one where the President is wiretapping everybody?"


Sen. Santorum: "But you said breaking the law."

Imus: "Yea."

Sen. Santorum: "I don't think that's been established in fact. I think it's been clearly established that the President is responding to the threats that we have, a serious threat, and using his constitutional and legal means to make sure that we are quickly responding to get the bad guys. I mean when you are talking about folks who are suspected terrorists making calls internationally, this is not something that I think your average American has a lot of concerns about this affecting them personally and the fact that if we don't get this information, there can be a terrorist incident here in this country. It can very much affect us."

Imus: "Don't you agree that the President should have at least gone to court and got a warrant for these wiretaps which he easily could have done. You certainly would agree on that. "

Sen. Santorum: "I don't believe that. I believe that the President in limited circumstances should be able to respond immediately."

Imus: "Do what he wants, right?"

Sen. Santorum: "Yea, but Don, who is to say that some judge who's appointed by, in some cases by the President himself or previous Presidents, has any better knowledge or any better concern about what's right than the President of the United States who is responsible and accountable to the people of the United States and to the members of Congress who as you know are briefed on these things."


Well, Rick -- who's to say that the Congress has any better knowledge of what the law should be than King George?

What an idiot!

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