If one goes to cnn.com, the breaking news is that Senator Kerry calls for a filibuster of the Alito nomination. Almost as excellent as the latest from Senator Clinton:
“Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists. I think that’s our obligation. But I think it can be done in a lawful way,” the New York Democrat said. Clinton, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, told reporters she did not yet know whether the administration’s eavesdropping without warrants broke any laws. But the senator, a lawyer, said she did not buy the White House’s main justification for the tactic. “Their argument that it’s rooted in the authority to go after al Qaeda is far-fetched,” she said in an apparent reference to a congressional resolution passed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The Bush administration has argued that the resolution gave the president authority to order such electronic surveillance as part of efforts to protect the nation from terrorists. “Their argument that it’s rooted in the Constitution inherently is kind of strange because we have FISA and FISA operated very effectively and it wasn’t that hard to get their permission,” she said.
But in their race to be even more pathetic than Faux News, CNN includes in the same story:
Polls suggest the public is divided on whether the administration should be able to eavesdrop on suspected terrorist communications
Good God – no! We support going after the terrorists and FISA allows for eavesdropping providing that the government gets a warrant. Of course, CNN was repeating an AP story but couldn’t the author of this copy read the earlier sentence in the story where Senator Clinton said: “Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists”?