So Senator John Cornyn is very upset at the revelations about President Bush's secret spy program. No, he's not upset that the program exists. He's upset that the Senate found out about it. Because, according to Sen. Cornyn, some Senators actually factored this information into their vote on the Patriot Act:
"At least two senators that I heard with my own ears cited this as a reason why they decided to vote to not allow a bipartisan majority to reauthorize the Patriot Act."
Got that, New York Times? You're endangering national security by telling senators what the executive branch, over which they have oversight, is doing. It's much easier for these poor senators to cede their constitutional responsibility and hand the administration a blank check when they don't know what Bush is doing with it. Please don't burden them any more with the facts.
It's just as Harry Reid said when he shut down the Senate in October:
"This Republican Senate does no oversight -- none. None. It's all part of a plan. They obstruct, they take orders from the White House. They do nothing without getting orders from the White House. The Separation of Powers doctrine is something that does not exist in this town."
What endangers this country, Sen. Cornyn, is not the truth. It's your refusal to do your job -- your refusal to even want to know the truth -- that's endangering the country.