Civil libertarians lamented the defeat of Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado last fall. He was one of the most outspoken members of the Select Committee on Intelligence. But his replacement on the committee – Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawai`i – is just as outspoken in raising concerns about NSA
Fred Malek was one of the original – and worst – Dirty Tricksters of the Nixon era: He worked in the Nixon administration to root out civil servants and replace them with Nixon supporters. He was specifically tasked with politicizing departments of the government and handing out illegal political patronage.