I don’t suppose that anyone associated with Baron Hill, Joe Donnelly, or Brad Ellsworth read this blog and care to offer an explanation for their vote on the bill to increase Bush’s wiretap powers? Bush hasn’t shown himself to be trustworthy and is even taken to blocking members of his administration from testifying before Congress.
I’m sure these Democrats will tell us either that they thought it was necessary to help prevent terrorism or that they were afraid of being painted as weak on terror. As to the former reason: based on what? Because the Bush administration told you so? Until this administration shows that it is trustworthy with matters that don’t involve our civil liberties, don’t believe the administration when it tells you that Alberto Gonzales needs more power.
As for the latter reason, there is an easy response: This administration can’t be trusted with power. If they want to prove themselves trustworthy, perhaps they could start by complying with subpoenas and seeking treatment for their collective bout of Alzheimers disease whenever they’re testifying before Congress.
If there are other explanations, I’d like to hear them.