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By - July 26, 2007


Look, if you’ve read this site for a while, you know that from time to time I delve into politics. Not that I want to, or that this site is about it, more that politics forces its way into the site – the issues I care about deeply often intersect with politics. Well, often enough.

Today is such a day. Atty General Alberto Gonzales is in hot water – again – for possibly lying under oath about a bedside visit to an ailing former Atty General, a clandestine visit that had to do with securing (unsuccessfully as I understand it) permission to execute a warrantless domestic-spying program.

What the hell does this have to do with search?

Everything, everything, folks. The core issue here is warantless wiretapping. In other words, access to your Database of Intentions without due process.

My hand aches. I can’t write much more. I may voice post on this Friday, as I have some time in the afternoon. But I sense a Big Story brewing, and I am, well, pleased it’s finally breaking.

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2 thoughts on “Politics.

  1. Joseph says:

    As much as I don’t like Gonzales, I’m glad he will ride out all these political harassments, with the President of the United States’ backing. Frankly, it is obvious that the “royal opposition” is out to get him. And frankly it is just as obvious that they will (gladly) fail.

  2. MikeM says:

    Libs. seeing spooks around every corner as usual. You people must accept wiretapping is a formidable tool against those who are HERE now and are out to hurt our citizens.
    Waiting for a court to issue a warrant in some cases is just not prudent when investigators are hot on a terror cell planning their next plot.