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He called a hasty press conference this AM. I guess the spinning will be endless all the way up to the State of the Union hot air festival.

Holding his first news conference of the year and his 10th in office, Bush previewed some elements of his upcoming State of the Union speech and continued to defend his administration’s program of warrantless domestic surveillance.

Talking about the National Security Agency eavesdropping program, Bush said “there’s no doubt in my mind it is legal.”

He repeated that it is “legal, designed to protect civil liberties and it’s necessary.”

What was that?

Oh, and how about this picture from yesterday, a look at the real threat:

Actual caption: President Bush gestures during a statement at the National Security Agency on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 in Fort Meade, Md. Bush is traveling to the heavily-secured site of the super-secret spy agency in suburban Maryland Wednesday to give a speech behind closed doors and meet with employees in advance of Senate hearings on the much-criticized domestic surveillance. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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