Senator Ben Nelson takes Bush's *new & improved* term for warrantless government spying on American citizens out for a spin.
(picture by pbinder)
In defending his intention to vote yes on Sam Alito's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court this morning on C-Span's Washington Journal, Ben Nelson, (D-Nebraska), uttered the Rove-approved term for the warrantless NSA spying on American citizens, "terrorist surveillance program."
Senator Nelson spoke of how the process has changed from the days when Senator Orrin Hatch and Republicans in the Senate voted for Clinton's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
As if the change is that Republicans showed non-partisanship and generosity in not blocking (now) Justice Ginsburg's ascent to the court.
Nelson, apparently, has been living on an all-Kool-Aid diet, because his perspective on that history ignores some relevant facts: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a consensus candidate.
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