Snark of the day

>> Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Okay, so it's snark of yesterday. I didn't see it until today. Glenn Greenwald has waaaaay too much fun at the expense of Representative Jane Harman (D-CA), who is under investigation for allegedly using her position as ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee to lobby the Bush Administration on behalf of a pair of alleged spies lobbyists. Greenwald gleefully gloats (sorry!):

So if I understand this correctly -- and I'm pretty sure I do -- when the U.S. Government eavesdropped for years on American citizens with no warrants and in violation of the law, that was "both legal and necessary" as well as "essential to U.S. national security," and it was the "despicable" whistle-blowers (such as Thomas Tamm) who disclosed that crime and the newspapers which reported it who should have been criminally investigated, but not the lawbreaking government officials. But when the U.S. Government legally and with warrants eavesdrops on Jane Harman, that is an outrageous invasion of privacy and a violent assault on her rights as an American citizen, and full-scale investigations must be commenced immediately to get to the bottom of this abuse of power. Behold Jane Harman's overnight transformation from Very Serious Champion of the Lawless Surveillance State to shrill civil liberties extremist.

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Mr. Greenwald goes on to have a bit more (justified) fun at Representative Harman's expense. He's right to: funny how all it takes is one teeny-tiny little criminal investigation into one's own alleged malfeasance to change one's tune about civil liberties. Representative Harman isn't looking at the big picture here! Instead of a divisive and partisan investigation, we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!

Mr. Greenwald's entire post is worth reading, here at Salon.


John the Scientist Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 2:41:00 PM EDT  

A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged and a liberal's a conservative who's been mugged by the Government? :D

Eric Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 2:53:00 PM EDT  

See, John, it's comments like that that make me wish "LOL" wasn't such a cliché. Nice one!

Leanright,  Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 6:50:00 PM EDT  

Jane is another in the line of moronic California politicians; See:

Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Nancy "F-ing" Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Gavin Newsome, Antonio Villaraigosa, Loretta Sanchez, Henry Waxman, Jerry Brown,...(I could keep much time do I have?)

Arnie is working his way fast up this list...

vince Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 7:54:00 PM EDT  

I love politicians. Especially ones that get caught with their hand in the cookie jar and then want to change the version of reality they have been promoting.

Politicians like this exist on both sides of the aisle.

Leanright,  Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 10:36:00 PM EDT  

Yes Vince, I agree. We just get more of the "Left-sided" version in California.

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