I was never entirely sold on Obama, who seemed capable of giving good speeches but a little slippery on policy detail, but the Administration's response to the NSA stuff is, well, astounding. But at least we all know who to blame: George W Bush, whose tentacles of evil power are capable of extending forward five years after he left office. A diabolical genius, indeed, just as he's always been portrayed.

Either that, or a lot of people need to be rethinking their willingness to trust in the goodness of the people they elect.

Or, hey, third option: maybe civil liberties are less important than universal health care. Which is... a view, I guess, but probably not one that should be called 'liberal.'

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