A Man with a Flashlight

Politics in America start breathing again
May 18, 2007, 11:06 am
Filed under: Politics

Is this an unfair characterization? For several hair-raising years, it seemed that the opportunity provided by the 9/11 attacks would be successfully exploited by a cabal within the Republican party to seize the Congress’s (the voters’) power, re-draw the boundaries of freedom within the country on much smaller lines, and strangle all dissent.

I am by no means sanguine about what the Democrats can deliver – to me their mettle is not yet proven, and there is much reason to doubt them. But Senators Leahy and Spector (yes, not all Republicans surrendered) are trying to breathe life back into democracy. Letters like this one are a sign of life for our republic that I have been waiting far, far too long to see.

Somehow I don’t think the 1 Rove email that Justice found after “scouring” their computers will satisfy Leahy and Spector. Nor should it.

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