Tuesday, January 24, 2006
United States President George W. Bush continued his public relations defense of his illegal domestic spying program. At a question and answer session held in a Manhattan, Kansas university auditorium Mr. Bush spent nearly two hours taking questions from the audience and attempting allay fears that he and his Administration were finally and completely out of control.
It was a candid and heartwarming exchange, with Mr. Bush saying, ” You know, it’s amazing when people say to me, ‘Well, he was just breaking the law.’ If I wanted to break the law, why was I briefing Congress?”
In this rhetorical question the President has a point. With former House Leader Tom DeLay under indictment, California Representative Randy (Duke) Cunningham resigned in disgrace, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist under investigation for insider trading and Ohio Representative Bob Ney named in the indictment against GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who would know more about breaking the law than the majority Republican Congress?
Mr. Bush, referring to Americans concern that their telephone and internet conversations were being secretly monitored without a legally issued warrant said, “Now, I know what you’re all thinking