Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham reiterated Tuesday that the Bush administration never briefed him, as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about a covert domestic wiretap program -- and suggested the possibility that it grew out of ``a creep of presidential authority.''
Rather, Graham recalled being summoned to a classified briefing by Vice President Dick Cheney in late 2001 or early 2002. He was informed about a presidential directive that let the National Security Agency eavesdrop on overseas calls that moved through U.S. communications lines -- not people speaking on the phone inside the United States.
There has never been a more anal retentive diarist in Congress than Bob Graham. If anybody remembers what happened and when, it is him. The last guy I'd ever want to be in a credibility contest with is a guy who kept contemporaneous notes on everything he ever did, including how many banana slices he put on his "Special K" in the morning.
And how quaint that once again, not just Bush, but the de facto President Cheney was involved in this program. There is nothing malevolent in the Administration that doesn't intimately involve that decrepit bastard and his empty morals and crooked ass grin.
What a piece of work the Cheney marriage must be. Bouts of glares and indeciperhable grunts followed by their once a month skull-fucking...with other peoples' disembodied skulls. I picture Dick in a full body stocking, getting out of the casket he sleeps in, disconnecting his arm from the blood tap he keeps hooked up during his off-hours. He leans over Lynn as he rubs the skull of some departed GITMO resident into that dried up skank's groin. Their eyes meet, each full of hate and loathing for the other. They don't speak they just sneer at each other, the corners of their mouths twitching in what they believe to be "patriotic bliss".
Wow, how did Rude Pundit get in here? That post really veered off out of control.
Sorry about that.