The American Civil Liberties Union is running Internet advertisements depicting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) as sheep.If Bush really were eavesdropping on "ordinary Americans," it would spark bi-partisan outrage. If there were any evidence that that charge was true, however, I didn't find it in the ACLU press release on this ad. Truth is irrelevant when the goal is creating fear.
"Bush wanted more power to eavesdrop on ordinary Americans, and we just followed along. I guess that's why they call us the Democratic leadersheep," say the two farm animals in the ad, referring to Congress's passage of legislation granting Bush a six-month extension and expansion of his warrantless wiretapping program.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
From the Washington Post: