Bush Reading Your Mail
What the hell is the deal with these "signing statements" anyway? Why the hell is he allowed to get away with that crap?
In signing the postal legislation last month, Mr. Bush said that its restrictions on opening mail should be construed "in a manner consistent, to the maximum extent permissible, with the need to conduct searches in exigent circumstances, such as to protect human life and safety against hazardous materials, and the need for physical searches specifically authorized by law for foreign intelligence collection."
The law generally prohibits opening first class mail without a warrant unless "there is credible evidence that a package contains a bomb or other dangerous material." I guess Bush and Co. are taking "dangerous material" to mean "foreign intelligence". Or anti-Bush propaganda. Or pro-choice propaganda. Or propaganda on keeping schools and government secular. At least Mussolini made sure the trains were on time.
By min | January 5, 2007, 1:42 PM | Liberal Outrage
Are you implying that the trains don't run on time? That's seditious talk, young lady! Report to your nearest government official and ask to be shot.