If you've been watching the news for the past couple of weeks you have no doubt seen the Republican spinmeisters talking about the "polls" that support the pResident (yeah, I know that's a little snarky)in the Domestic Surviellance program. Well, it does have to do with how you ask the question. One of the "polls" I saw asked simply "Do you support the President's program to wiretap terrorists?" Well DUH!!!
Apparently the American Bar Association wanted to know the answer to a more precise question, like this:
The American Bar Association, via Harris Interactive, conducted a poll this week, surveying 1,000 respondents by asking a perfectly framed question: Can the president suspend constitutional freedoms "anytime the President thinks it is necessary to protect the country"? A staggering 77% answered with a resounding NO.
Thanks to Dailykos for the link....
Dave Wille sent out the agenda for Thurdsay Night's meeting. It's at 6:30 (as usual) at the Pittsville Legion Hall (as usual).
Aside from these things, the Sunday Morning talk shows were their usual scream provoking fare. One exception: Late Edition (which I watched quite by accident) had Joe Lieberman and Chuck Hagel on at the same time discussing Iran and Wiretapping...at least the part I saw...it was absolutely Alice Through the Looking Glass time because I could have sworn Hagel was the Democrat and Joe was the Republican.....
Did anybody see "Brownie's " Testimony on Friday? I hear he rated out the whole Bush administration...they knew about the levee breaks at least 12 hours earlier than they said they did...FEMA had been gutted and was unable to do its job....Chertoff isn't interested in National Disasters, just terrorism....ouch....that's gotta leave a scar!