Friday, July 09, 2004

Triple Play

The announcement yesterday of a "new terror alert" was a triple play. First, it got Kerry-Edwards off the front page. Second, it pushed Kenny Boy's perp walk to below the fold. And third, it probably helped defeat an effort to weaken the Patriot Act.

The specific effort was "to block one section of the law that lets authorities get special court orders requiring book dealers, libraries and others to surrender records such as purchases and Internet sites visited on a library computer."

My favorite quote: "In the fight against terrorism, we've got to keep our eyes on two prizes: the terrorists and the United States Constitution." Bernie Sanders, I-VT.


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