Specter barely bothered to cover his ass this time. In return for deep-sixing any effective investigation into the ongoing NSA wiretapping the White House promises to think real hard about legislation requiring that the Bush administration will follow the law. The saddest part of all:
They said Cheney, who plays a key role supervising NSA counterterrorism efforts, promised that the Bush administration would consider legislation proposed by Specter that would place a domestic surveillance program under scrutiny of a special federal court.
I propose a deal with anybody who thinks that Specter made a smart bargain. You send me fifty dollars and I will consider sending you the keys to my Honda. I may go even farther and think real hard about it. Sounds like a winner, no?
People who assume innocence because nothing has been proven can celebrate because, surprise!, we won’t have an investigation. It sure would be nice if I could “beat” a murder charge by stonewalling the investigators, but apparently only government elites get that priviledge. Bully for them.