One of the most gratifying moments of yesterday’s FISA debate came when Orrin Hatch’s head quite nearly had a Scanners moment:

We have seen, in my opinion, dramatic fearmongering. Many individuals, particularly on partisan blogs, are spreading misleading and malicious information in order to incite fear of alleged governmental activities. This bill should not include text which panders to people who believe in imaginary government conspiracies.

Who’s writing his speeches, Joe Klein?

Anyway, for that moment alone we owe Chris Dodd an immense debt of gratitude.

You can say thanks here.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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