Friday, December 30, 2005

Molly Ivins: Here we go again

AUSTIN, Texas -- The first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. Thirty-five years ago, Richard Milhous Nixon, who was crazy as a bullbat, and J. Edgar Hoover, who wore women's underwear, decided some Americans had unacceptable political opinions. So they set our government to spying on its own citizens, basically those who were deemed insufficiently like Crazy Richard Milhous.

Molly Ivins tells it like it is in her latest column, and concludes:

Either the president of the United States is going to have to understand and admit he has done something very wrong, or he will have to be impeached. The first time this happened, the institutional response was magnificent. The courts, the press, the Congress all functioned superbly. Anyone think we're up to that again?


At 10:41 AM, Blogger krshorewood said...

Since Charlie Sykes is the self-appointed expert on privacy (his book -- The End of Privacy) where is he now on the issue? He is strangely silent on the wire tap issue though he had a rip-roaring time ripping into his favorite obsession -- Bill Clinton.

Could it be he is married to his party and not to the principles of this country?

He will counter with "we in the middle of a war." But why should we take this war any more seriously than a president who insists on raising taxes, who does not provide the funding to adequately protect the home front and who does not fire people for incompetency?


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