January 13, 2006
Of Pots, Kettles, and the Color Black

When Bush's "Great Wiretap Scandal" broke I pretty much ignored it because, in my opinion, it wasn't a helluva lot different than what the Clinton administration did with Echelon. The fact that everyone who dislikes/disagrees with/wishes to burn in effigee/I'm-not-saying-the-next-thing-because-they're-listening Bush was flipping out, in the same way the right flipped out over Echelon years ago, to me simply provided more proof my Great Circle of Political Belief theorem* was correct.

Of course, that doesn't mean I'm going to give the other side a pass, and I'm not the only one:

The controversy following revelations that U.S. intelligence agencies have monitored suspected terrorist related communications since 9/11 reflects a severe case of selective amnesia by the New York Times and other media opponents of President Bush. They certainly didnít show the same outrage when a much more invasive and indiscriminate domestic surveillance program came to light during the Clinton administration in the 1990ís. At that time, the Times called the surveillance ďa necessity.Ē

Of course, I'm just a mouthpiece for a political party. You know, like The New York Times. I'm happy to join that club, I hear they have neat jackets!

* Political belief is not a line with a divider denoting left and right. It is actually a very, very large circle with an arbitrary midpoint on one end. If one side holds views extreme enough, they end up meeting (and sounding like, and acting like) those coming from the other direction.

Posted by scott at January 13, 2006 04:01 PM

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Posted by: Tatterdemalian on January 13, 2006 09:15 PM
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