Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Via Zemblan patriot J.M.: Our quote of the day comes from Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), explaining why he will not vote for renewal of the Patriot Act unless specific protections for civil liberties are added to the text of the law: "I took an oath of office to the Constitution. I didn't take an oath of office to my party or my president."

UPDATE: Our esteemed colleague Badtux the Snarky Penguin in comments, immediately below:
Chuck Hagel gets elected in Nebraska because his company (ES&S) has the electronic voting machine contract in Nebraska. This gives him a bit more independence compared to those who are beholden to the Bush junta for their jobs. See, corruption isn't *always* bad!

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