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I’m traveling on business today, and the first thing I saw when I arrived at my hotel, courtesy of most of the bloggers who have RSS feeds on Power Line News, was this, from Rasmussen Reports:

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 23% disagree.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Americans say they are following the NSA story somewhat or very closely.

Just 26% believe President Bush is the first to authorize a program like the one currently in the news. Forty-eight percent (48%) say he is not while 26% are not sure.

Ouch. This is definitely evidence for the “Wile E. Coyote” theory that the Democrats are marching off a cliff.

Keep coming by, John — you supply the love, we supply the pop culture set-pieces. One imagines that his RSS reader popped up a title that read, ‘John Hinderaker, Super-Genius,’ and John beamed a bit, then clicked on it — and then crestfallen, shoved the information into the back-brain where metaphors gambol and caper. “Frackin’-frackin’ Democrats,” John thought yesterday, “They’re like…that coyote. Wile E. Coyote. Yes, they’re the coyote. Ooh!”

Welp, that’s about it, John. Thanks for your time. [Lt. Columbo wanders off, then stops and turns around with a finger in the air.]

Oh, wait. There’s this: Sadly, No.

Bonus extra-credit pop culture reference.
(l-r) John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson, Paul Mirengoff

[Update: also see Digby.]


Comments: 7


What a crappy, useless poll. Append “without a warrant, court order, or any kind of oversight other than an NSA shift supervisor” and let’s see what kind of numbers they get. Besides which according to the Rasmussen site the survey pool was only 1000 people. Anyone who thinks they can draw any sort of “Dems marching off cliff!” conclusion from this is so lacking in wit as to be an embarrassment to other lackwits.


P-shaw! A mere parsing of words.

Remember John, be careful what you crow about.


In Jon Stewart’s Bush voice:
“But ya see, we gotta wire-tap. Hehe. ‘Cause the terrists, they hate us for our freedom. So we’re wiretapping…for freedom. Hehe.”


That’s like asking equating the question: “Should the homeless be allowed to eat?” with “Should the homeless be allowed to eat human brains?”


Well, I think that the apt question there is similar to the question in the wiretapping issue: whose brains are getting eaten? I might be in favor of it after all.


If we don’t eat brains, the terrorists will have won.

Republicans have been out front on this issue for years. Just look at any of their leaders — Bush, DeLay, etc. — and you’ll see clear evidence that they’ve all sacrificed their own brains so that Americans can eat them and win the War Against Islamocooties.


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