I wish we had more Republicans like Bob Barr. Here Barr goes head to head with disctatorship loving zombie Dana Rohrabacher on CNNBLITZER: Congressman Barr, what's wrong with what the president has decided to do?
BOB BARR, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: What's wrong with it is several-fold. One, it's bad policy for our government to be spying on American citizens through the National Security Agency. Secondly, it's bad to be spying on Americans without court oversight. And thirdly, it's bad to be spying on Americans apparently in violation of federal laws against doing it without court order. So it's bad all around, and we need to get to the bottom of this.
BLITZER: Do you agree, Congressman Rohrabacher -- I suspect you don't.
REP. DANA ROHRABACHER, (R) CALIFORNIA: Blah, Blah Blah. [I'm cutting out the BS RNC talking points about 9/11 in the interest of space and keeping my sanity].
BLITZER: Congressman Barr, what do you say?
BARR: Well, the fact of the matter is that the Constitution is the Constitution, and I took an oath to abide by it. My good friend, my former colleague, Dana Rohrabacher, did and the president did. And I don't really care very much whether or not it can be justified based on some hypothetical. The fact of the matter is that, if you have any government official who deliberately orders that federal law be violated despite the best of motives, that certainly ought to be of concern to us.
I read this and two things happen. This first thing is the liberal in me remebers that, although we disagree on many things, some of the guys on the other side have the country's best interest at heart. The other thing is that the cunning political strategist in me thinks that Rohrabacher's seat just came into play
. His district is wacko Republican, but I don't think there are going to be cool with the idea of a Bush dictatorship.