A *special* message for our loyal yKos readers.
...Come *on*. Half of you guys over there wish we had more traffic, just so we'd be worth hating more.
By Moe Lane Posted in Blogosphere — Comments (36) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Oops, did I just type that out?
Anyway, I just wanted to let all y'all know that I, for one, don't believe for a second that Senator Reid, Speaker Pelosi, and Representative Emanuel left your shindig early because of that unfortunate incident at the military panel (hi, Ezra! Hope you aren't feeling a sudden breeze) (and a big shout-out to Allahpundit). No, really. Nope, it wasn't because of that.
It wasn't because of an energy bill, either. No matter what they told you:
Senate passes Bush terrorism spy bill
By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - The Senate, in a high-stakes showdown over national security, voted late Friday to temporarily give President Bush expanded authority to eavesdrop on suspected foreign terrorists without court warrants.
The House, meanwhile, rejected a Democratic version of the bill.
Democratic leaders there were working on a plan to bring up the Senate-passed measure and vote on it Saturday in response to Bush's demand that Congress give him expanded powers before leaving for vacation this weekend.
Now, we know that it was all on very short notice, and we tried to work out some way to get your Congressional leaders back to your activity after they were done endorsing the President's will in this matter. Simply didn't work out that way; we promise to try better next time. Just don't schedule anything for February, 'kay?
Enjoy the rest of your convention!