In a comment to Min Mon, Britt Robson poses the question:
Klobuchar's "Help" In Making Illegal Wiretapping Legal
This will be a good litmus test to see if you folks are more than just Democratic Party shills. Amy Klobuchar was one of 16 Democratic Senators today who caved in to President Bush's demand that Congress rewrite and expand FISA to broaden his power of surveillance. This comes in the wake of revelations showing that Bush disobeyed the constitution by illegally spying on citizens for years, and other revelations showing that these activities (or perhaps a similar program; Bush has refused to release the documents so we don't know) prompted nearly all of the top officials in the Justice Department, Bush's own Republican appointees, to threaten to resign.
Now, if the House goes along with Klobuchar and her crew, Bush's unconstitutional encroachment on our civil liberties will be given the imprimatur of law and bipartisan support. Wiretaps without court orders, which couldn't pass the Senate without some Democratic support, just happened. Unbelievable.
Good question. It will be interesting to see if it gets answered.