Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Pay No Attention to the Man Snooping Behind the Curtain

Toto has pulled back the curtain and revealed the secrets of the Great And Powerful George.

George Bush authorized domestic spying to be done without court approval, and now argues that his actions are legal because he has a “constitutional authority to protect our country.” [I read that section of the Constitution, and it is a pretty far stretch to use that as a justification for spying on people...apparently the President is only a strict constructionist when it comes to gay marriage.]

Not only does the President admit to authorizing the spying, he also insists that he will continue doing so despite public outrage and legal questioning.

But if you ask The Great And Powerful George, the ”shameful act” is the leak of the information to the New York Times in a time of war. It is the same defense we heard with Plamegate…it is not the illegal action itself that is the problem, but rather the breach in secrecy that allowed the illegal action to be questioned or prosecuted.

The Great And Powerful George, instead of becoming bashful and bumbling with apologies (like the real Wizard of Oz), accounts for his misdeeds by pointing a finger at Toto. It is not “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” but rather, “look at that treasonous mutt.”

And that, in my opinion, is the real shameful act.


Blogger LP Mike Sylvester said...

We need to be very wary of the government, as always. I am NOT willing to sacrifice my civil liberties for the "war on Terror."

10:35 PM  
Blogger Jezebella said...

Haven't we been told that it is the terrorists that want to take away our freedom? Instead, our government is taking away our freedom in order to eliminate those who would take away our freedom. And that is another doctrine that could only be authored by George Bush.

12:40 AM  

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