Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Take Al Gore... please

Yeah I know... it's an old joke, but why he's still a relevant figure today is beyond me.

WASHINGTON (Jan. 17) - Former Vice President Al Gore wants an independent investigation of the administration program that he says broke the law by listening in - without warrants - on Americans suspected of talking with terrorists abroad.

Sigh. I suppose he'll want to put George Bush in that "Social Security lockbox" of his never to be opened again.

Gore called the program authorized by President Bush "a threat to the very structure of our government" in a speech Monday, charging that the administration acted without congressional authority and made a "direct assault" on a federal court set up to authorize requests to eavesdrop on Americans.

A federal district judge appointed during the Clinton-Gore administration relinquished his assignment to the court last month, voicing concerns about the National Security Agency's surveillance of e-mails and phone calls.

Gore then went on to say, "Blah blah blah global warming blah blah blah I invented the internet blah blah blah" And that judge resigning... good for him sticking to his principles, and better for conservatives. One less Clinton judge to worry about. Can we suggest Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein take the hint too?

"Al Gore's incessant need to insert himself in the headline of the day is almost as glaring as his lack of understanding of the threats facing America," responded Tracey Schmitt, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee.

"While the president works to protect Americans from terrorists, Democrats deliver no solutions of their own, only diatribes laden with inaccuracies and anger," she said.

Finally! Someone speaks the obvious! Why do we care what Al Gore says?! And if he does say something why is it "Do as I say, not as I do"? [Enter Alberto Gonzales on just that point...]

[...] On CNN's "Larry King Live," Gonzales said Gore's comments were inconsistent with Clinton administration policy.

"It's my understanding that during the Clinton administration there was activity regarding physical searches without warrants," Gonzales said. "I can also say it's my understanding that the deputy attorney general testified before Congress that the president does have the inherent authority under the Constitution to engage in physical searches without a warrant. And so, those would certainly seem to be inconsistent with what the former vice president was saying today."

This is usually where liberals scream "Aahhhh! Facts! Noooooooooo!" Think pouring water on the Wicked Witch of the West. Same effect. But Al Gore's tough. He won't let puny little things called facts stop him from reaching a totally wrong conclusion.

Gore said there is still much to learn about the domestic surveillance program, but that he already has drawn a conclusion about its legality.

Bwahahahaha! Heh.

Ah... Al Gore always good for a laugh. So when do the aliens come and take him back?