Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Just so you know

Noted civil libertarian Al Franken, on the NSA matter:
I have a high level of confidence that this is used to protect us, and I know that it has been successful in preventing terrorism.

There are certain things that are appropriate for me to know that is not appropriate for the bad guys to know.
All righty, then.

5 comments:

R.A. Crankbait said...

The government: it's big enough, it's smart enough, and doggone it - people like it!

Mr. D said...

Yep. No further word on whether Franken subsequently patted the head of his interviewer like a cocker spaniel.

Anonymous said...

That's so comforting!

Bike Bubba said...

Wonder if Franken changes his mind after the new Panoptikon starts connecting the dots on guys who took cocaine during their stint at SNL.

First Ringer said...

I know exactly who could run against him - Al Franken in 2011:

"While I believe that law enforcement must have the tools it needs to do its job, I don’t believe those powers should go without adequate oversight, which is why I could not support this version of the PATRIOT Act."

http://www.startribune.com/politics/blogs/122693224.html