So a few years ago, I voted for a Libertarian candidate instead of Jane Harman (D-CA) because of her support for the passages of the Patriot Act that allowed for warrant-less and secret searches of people's book purchases and library records. Now Jane Harman is outraged, OUTRAGED to find that she was secretly wire tapped. The problem is that the conversation that was recorded has her offering a quid-pro-quo with some AIPAC (Pro-Isreali lobby) guys in which she would intervene in some investigation of their being involved some espionage stuff in return for AIPACs support for her being named Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee (she did not get the job and the accused Israeli agents are up for trial soon).
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
So there are a number of things going on here. First, schadenfreude over seeing Jane Harman get victimized by exactly the kind of abuse of power she was supporting when I voted against her. Second, this may lead to clear evidence that the Bush administration was using wire taps to monitor political opponents (i.e. senior Democrats in Congress). Third, it appears that Jane Harman is corrupt. Assuming Jane Harman is still in office at the end of her term, I hope the Democratic party targets her for a strong primary challenge.
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 4:57 AM