FISA horror miscellany
Meanwhile, what's amazing, or not, is how little money will buy a D vote:
In March, the House passed an amendment that rejected retroactive immunity. But last week, 94 Democrats who supported the March amendment voted to support the compromise FISA legislation, which includes a provision that could let telecom companies that cooperated with the government’s warrantless electronic surveillance off the hook.
The 94 Democrats who changed their positions received on average $8,359 in contributions from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint from January, 2005, to March, 2008, according to the analysis by MAPLight, a nonpartisan organization that tracks the connection between campaign contributions and legislative outcomes.
Meanwhile, I keep thinking about the netroots.
Isn't spending the the $300,000 (laudable!) on anything other than attacking the Democrat leadership directly just another form of keeping our powder dry?
Just a thought....
NOTE Meanwhile, as always, the scandal is what's legal, as amberglow points out.