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Chapped Cafferty


Crooks & Liars has the video of Jack Aggro Cafferty and his outrage over the USA Today story:

I don’t know about wisdom but you’ll get a little outrage.  We better all hope that nothing happens to Arlen Specter, the Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, because he might be all that’s standing between us and a full-blown dictatorship in this country.  He’s vowed to question these phone company executives about volunteering to provide the government with my telephone records, and yours, and tens of millions of other Americans. 

It’s nice that Cafferty has so much faith in Arlen Specter but someone might want to let him know that it’s a bit misplaced.  Specter has consistently done the administration’s bidding and refused to subpoena any witnesses who might have shed some light on the situation (like James Comey and John Ashcroft), and the way he ran the hearings when Gonzales was questioned allowed him to offer evasive answers with no time for followup.

He’s also proposed legislation that would liberalize the current laws and make much of what the President is doing — which Jack seems to disapprove of — legal.  If Jack doesn’t like things they way they are, I don’t think Specter’s idea of a "fix" is going to make him any cheerier.

We like the fact that Cafferty is headed in the right direction, but I think with Arlen Specter he’s been thrown off the scent.  You can email him at here

Get back on track, Jack.  You’re needed on the hunt.

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