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Highest Legal Authority?

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Condoleeza Rice is, at least, good for a few laughs. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, she claimed that the Bush Administration spying was legitimate because:

the Attorney General, who is, after all, the highest legal authority in the country, has spoken to this. I’m not a lawyer, but I can tell you that from a policy perspective, the problem that had to be solved and that must remain solved is to be able to protect this country by detecting terrorist plots before they materialize.

Is it just me, or is it troubling to think that a Cabinet member lacks basic high school government knowledge? If you want to have a nightmare tonight, imagine John Ashcroft as the ‘highest legal authority in the country’.

And don’t even get me started on the Clinton did it first nonsense. After 5 years, that’s still the best NewsMax and Drudge can do?

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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