:: Saturday, December 17, 2005 ::

Secret Santa Bush: He knows if you've been bad or good...
The blogosphere is shocked -- shocked!, I say -- to discover that President Bush authorized the super-secret National Security Agency to eavesdrop on our phone calls and emails, even though such activities are illegal. But, apparently, this is not the day's top story, according to our president. (Hat tip: Romenesko.)

And just what is this big news? Read this snippet of an interview of Bush by Jim Lehrer to air tonight on PBS, and get the real scoop that the biased, liberal media don't want you to know about.
MR. LEHRER: First, the New York Times story this morning that says that you authorized secret wiretaps by the National Security Agency of thousands of Americans. Is that true?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Jim, we do not discuss ongoing intelligence operations to protect the country, and the reason why is that there's an enemy that lurks, that would like to know exactly what we're trying to do to stop them. I will make this point. That whatever I do to protect the American people, and I have an obligation to do so, that we will uphold the law, and decisions made are made understanding we have an obligation to protect the civil liberties of the American people.

MR. LEHRER: So if, in fact, these things did occur, they were done legally and properly?

PRESIDENT BUSH: So you're trying to get me to talk about a program--

MR. LEHRER: Yeah. ....

MR. LEHRER: I don't want to "beat a dead horse" here, Mr. President--


MR. LEHRER: --but the story is now all over the world.


MR. LEHRER: I mean, it's on the front page of the New York Times, the Washington Post, every newspaper in America today, and it's going--it's the main story of the day. So--

PRESIDENT BUSH: It's not the main story of the day.

MR. LEHRER: Well, but I mean in terms of the way it's being covered-- [Simultaneous conversation.]

PRESIDENT BUSH: The main story of the day is the Iraqi election. ...

And now, for the latest on the Iraqi elections...

(I wonder if the NSA spies on bloggers?)

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:: Andrew 18:35 + ::

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