“When Al Qaeda calls into America, we should be listening. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama voted against this common-sense foreign intelligence tool. They are dangerously out of touch when it comes to defending the homeland. Our most basic civil liberty is the right to be kept alive. We must use every reasonable measure to keep America safe.”-Gov. Mitt Romney
Exactly right. The decision by the two Democratic senators to oppose modernizing surveillance authority in an age of terror is a major issue for the fall of ’08, even if they realize prior to the next vote that they shouldn’t be on the side of preserving the privacy interests of terrorists.
When either of the two next confront a member of the MSM, perhaps lightning will strike and they will be asked why they opposed the FISA reform which carried both houses of Congress handily and with bipartisan support.