If I am in my car in the evening, I often listen to Tony Snow on the radio. Last night was just such a night. Like many other “conservative” talk radio shows, the topic was the “spying on us” scandal that has pervaded the news lately. Mr. Snow said something to the effect that he had no problem with the President doing whatever he had to do to protect us from Terror.
I find it ironic that alleged “conservatives” are perfectly willing to cede President Bush free reign on domestic eavesdropping in the name of national security. It is ironic because whenever a “liberal” brings up the slightest infringement on, say, gun control, there is a cacophonous cry from talk radio throwing up Ben Franklin’s “Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither”
Or is it okay to sacrifice freedom when “your guy” is in the White House?