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Freedom Schmeedom

07/20/2005 01:49 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I haven’t written for a month. I have been grieving the death of a friend during the entire unraveling of the Plame/Rove incident (which, just as an aside I have dubbed Full Blown Aides. Cute huh?).

I wasn’t sure how long I was going to stay in this funk, when suddenly as I was watching CNN’s Late Mid-Morning Early Afternoon show, Daryn Kagan broke away from her reading without comprehension to go live to Baltimore, where the president was giving a speech about the Patriot Act.

Today’s backdrop for his piece of orchestrated theatrics was a group of Maryland police officers who apparently didn’t get the memo that their Fearless Reader had cut 1 billion dollars from the 2006 Federal budget for cops and first responders.

Before he got to defending the Gang Rape on Civil Liberties Act, he celebrated his Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, another man who doesn’t seem to have much of a need for civil liberties, and then moved on to his classic, "We need to get the terrorists over there so they don’t come here" i.e., Iraqis really have no need for civil liberties.

As he blathered on and on about "Finding those who want to destroy our freedoms," I just kept thinking, "You have found them you moron! Just look at the last six months how many you have found! Bolton, Owens, Brown, Gonzales, Rove.

It’s like the Wizard of Oz, "You’ve been searching for something but all the time in has been in your own back yard."

In fact, not only have you found so many of those who, "Want to destroy our freedoms," you are them.