Wow does the FISA debate really burst Mandy Simon’s bubble.

Oh, hi Senator Rockefeller. What’s that? You oppose Senator Dodd’s amendment? Would it also be a fair assumption that the Pope is, indeed, Catholic?

(Side note – Allow me to explain why the exclusivity provision that Rockefeller spoke about is backwards. If you rewrite FISA to be toothless, with superficial court review and flimsy standards, and then claim it is the exclusive means of wiretapping you pretty much save any president – present or future – from the temptation to circumvent it. So, nicely done fellas.)

Spencer Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman