Friday, March 31, 2006

The voice of experience

John Dean was a witness at the Senate hearing today on Our Dear Embattled Leaders illegal wiretapping. Probably the last person who can say of this problem, "been there done that". The AP writes this about his testimony.
John W. Dean, Richard Nixon's White House lawyer, told senators Friday that President Bush's domestic spying exceeds the wrongdoing that toppled his former boss.

Bush, Dean told the Senate Judiciary Committee, should be censured and possibly impeached.

"Had the Senate or House, or both, censured or somehow warned Richard Nixon, the tragedy of Watergate might have been prevented," Dean said. "Hopefully the Senate will not sit by while even more serious abuses unfold before it."
I hope Mr. Dean is not holding his breath as the Republicans responded with their usual clear, incisive arguments.
"Quit trying to score political points," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, shot across the aisle at committee Democrats.
Orrin Hatch, God's own Dumb and Dumber.

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