Hot off the presses, if such a thing can be said, is this latest letter to the Vice President from Arlen Specter. In it, Specter lays out his case showing the Administration’s unwillingness to allow Congress the warrantless wiretapping oversight that they’ve been looking for, along with some dirty back-room pool that has been going on in the halls of Congress at the behest of the Administration. Most interestingly of all, Specter doesn’t even bother to address the President with these remarks, but points them directly at the Dark Lord himself.
Also interesting is the choice words with which Specter attempts to twist the Veep’s arm, threatening to subpeona the corporations who’ve turned over call records to the NSA, and who do not have the luxury of “Executive Priviledge.”
That’ll get someone’s attention.? We hope.? I have a hard time understanding why I need to rely on Arlen Specter as the hero of American principles, but there you have it.? The question is: what happens next?