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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Not A Bad Point

As Simon notes, we asked for this.

There is a pattern to these "scandals".  First there is breathless outrage.  Maybe Benghazi was mostly confined to the Wingnut Wurlitzer, but as Benghazi became "Benghazi!" the regular media sense, well, maybe there's something there.  Then you had Freaky Friday where the Benghazi emails, the IRS thing and the Rosen thing all break.  Of the three, only the IRS things rises to the level of scandal.

Same with this data mining thing, at least the phone stuff.  There's just a lot more heat than fire so far.  While it definitely requires more digging, at this point I'm still not seeing anything illegal.

Maybe THAT'S the scandal, that the Executive Branch has such easy access to this data mining stuff, but that's different.

(On a personal note, it's so awesome to be home...)

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