Monday, May 08, 2006

Michael Hayden

So, I'm watching Arlen Specter yesterday morning on Fox News Sunday. He's talking about Gen. Michael Hayden and the NSA Terrorist Surveillance Program. Arlen welcomes the upcoming hearings on Hayden replacing Porter Goss. This will finally be his opportunity to get some information on the wiretapping program.

I thought............."How ironic........here is Arlen Specter, U.S. Senator, chair of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, frequent guest on Fox News Sunday...............but apparently he doesn't know enough to watch Fox News Sunday. Hayden was on a while ago and explained the whole thing." Hmmmmmm. Specter should really have people putting these shows on the DVR for him.

On a more serious note. I am disturbed that Hoekstra is so dead set against him. McCain is for it, but he hasn't been disagreeing with "W" on much lately.

So I will stay here on the fence and wait for the hearings. But my initial reaction was favorable.

4 comments:

jarhead john said...

We can't acutally expect our crooks-in-suits to have an informed opinion of anything now, can we?

BostonMaggie said...

Not a fan of the senator from Pennsylvania?

Anonymous said...

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References:
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BostonMaggie said...

If Michael Hayden wants to review the porn I read online......have at it. Maybe he'll ask me out afterwards!

And don't quote me any damn Franklin.....most people get it wrong anyway.