Some thoughts for our esteemed visitors regarding the passage of the FISA bill.
And may I offer my condolences for Senator Obama's sudden attack of laryngitis?
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Good afternoon, our colleagues from the Other Side. As you no doubt know by now, the FISA bill has passed the House (293-129-13), complete with sufficient protections for the telecom industry so as to prevent precisely the sort of discovery expeditions that so many of you have so eagerly dreamed of. The Senate will in due course ratify it; the President will of course sign it; and it will not be repealed, even if "your" party somehow manages to win the Presidential election in November.
But I would like to offer these words of comfort. When you look back on your quest to fight this bill, I want you to appreciate the amazing amount of work that you spent on the issue. You called. You networked. You wrote letters and blog posts. You contributed to opposition groups. You reached out, and found people just like you, and you banded together to fight. And you kept going, and calling, and struggling, and you put your time, your money, and every atom of your being on the line. For some of you, this was your finest moment. You fought for this. You fought so hard for this.
Oddly enough, I didn't do any of that, but I won anyway. That's because you suck, and I don't.
Well, I didn't say that they were words of comfort for you.
PS: Now go give money to Barack Obama. That's all you're good for, anyway.