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May 12, 2006

Democrats announce shakeup in Intelligence Community

(Rooters) WASHINGTON DC - Charles Schumer (D-NY) called yet another press conference today to announce Democratic plans to overhaul the Federal intelligence community after the latest leak about the NSA.

Flanked by Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Mr. Schumer stated, "We cannot stand by and allow the Bush administration again to rip to shreds the Constitution of this great nation. The idea that the government has a database is abhorent to the ideals and values we have held dear for more than two hundred years."

While both Ms. Boxer and Ms. Pelosi attempted to speak, Mr. Schumer held forth and even brushed aside questions about the NSA not knowing any personal information about the phone numbers or listening to any conversation.

"It is irrelevant," he declared, "that this program was no more intrusive than road traffic studies or Google Earth. We are talking about the Bush Administration. That's what you must keep in mind. The Bush Administration. That's the most important. We cannot allow this administration to look at any American citizen under any circumstance without first presenting their case to a judge in open court and in the New York Times. We cannot allow the intelligence community any tools that the Bush Administration has employed."

Ms. Boxer attempted to approach the microphone but Mr. Schumer continued while indicating to her to pass out the papers she held.

"To that end we Democrats, bold in our resolve and dedicated to the rights of Americans are presenting to you this day our plan for our intelligence community. To sweep aside the problems and tools of the past, to stride confidently into the future and to employ someone with vision. Absolute vision."


Seriously discussing this issue:

Jeff Goldstein
Capt. Ed (who points out the fact, embarrassing to hysterics, that this non-information is more than four months old.)
Michelle Malkin (who points out that the scare-mongering by Democrats, inside both the government and MSM, isn't having the effect they hoped for)


Posted by Darleen at May 12, 2006 06:32 AM


I think the problem some people have with the whole thing is not that they might be the target of governmental eavesdropping, but that they're more likely not the target of governmental eavesdropping.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at May 12, 2006 12:43 PM

Thing is why did the various phone companies give info to the intelligence agencies in the first place?

There can't be millions upon millions of people who are going to wind up being terrorists.

Posted by: Carl W. Goss at May 12, 2006 07:14 PM

- H-h-Heh..... Schumer is showing evidence of the Dembulbs finally deciding to aggressively deal with the "Nancy" problem.....

- Unfortunately for the clown car act that is the Democratic party these days, while all this was going on, Reid was in front of another microphone loudly proclaiming his full support of Hayden, and sighting all his many accomplishments already in the security field....I'm sure they'll get it all together by hearings time....

- You'd have to be dumber than a pump handle to miss the timing of the re-release of an old story just before the hearings, followed of course by the usual frantic hand waving and mis-information campaign to confuse the public. The Democrabs just keep getting kicked in the ass by the security non-issue, but they come back for more every time. Brilliant strategy.

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 12, 2006 07:53 PM

Jeff Jarvis has a post up on the matter. Turns out the Feds aren't even listening to individual calls. Guess we're really not that interesting.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at May 13, 2006 07:29 PM

Dang, where is Karnac the Magnificent when you need him?

Posted by: epador at May 13, 2006 07:31 PM

Yesterday Dianne (If I say anything stupid just call my office) Feinstein was on TV shaking her head, and saying how this will have "far reaching effects" on Haydens nomination. Yes sweetie, Oh my G_d, the phone companies actually keep a record of you calls and BILL you.....Who knew!.... But thats not the worst....Your Dentist knows you name and Address so don't piss him off.....(The Dembulbs obviously have become totally confused and unhinged.... Priceless).....

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at May 14, 2006 07:14 AM