Curses! Snidley Whiplash Bush Foiled Again!
The Senate on Friday rejected attempts to reauthorize several provisions of the USA Patriot Act as infringing too much on Americans' privacy and liberty, dealing a huge defeat to the Bush administration and Republican leaders.
In a crucial vote early Friday, the bill's Senate supporters were not able to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a threatened filibuster by Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Larry Craig, R-Idaho, and their allies. The final vote was 52-47...
This is great news.
Bush may consider the U.S. Constitution just a "goddamned piece of paper," but I'm glad to see the Senate is waking from its 5-year coma and tapping the brakes on this freak train run amok.