Thundering Herd of Stupidity
If this is the best he can do, I don't think Trent Duffy will be getting the press secretary job once Scotty Mac has his inevitable caniption fit:
In Crawford, Texas, where Bush is spending the holidays, his spokesman, Trent Duffy, defended what he called a "limited program."
"This is not about monitoring phone calls designed to arrange Little League practice or what to bring to a potluck dinner," he told reporters. "These are designed to monitor calls from very bad people to very bad people who have a history of blowing up commuter trains, weddings, and churches."
Yes, people who have a history of blowing up trains, weddings and churches should definitely be MONITORED. Not captured, not jailed, not brought to justice for their crimes, but we should, you know, keep an eye on them. And they should be monitored secretly, because no court in the world would give you a warrant to monitor a train-bomber. I mean, that's like asking to spy on the Queen of England.
And, if we are to believe recent reports, the subjects of this spying numbered in the millions. I don't remember all the press accounts of a million weddings being firebombed in the past couple years, but I'm sure my overlords in the White House can dig them up for me.
Trent Duffy, don't quit your day job to become the press secretary. Wait, on second thought, quit your day job too.