Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Despite a popular uprising, it appears that the House is now ready to sign on to the telecom immunity deal. In very intense and healthy negotiations (yes, snark intended), a compromise has been reached:

"This is not amnesty," Wainstein [administration hack] said at the meeting. "This is targeted immunity" for companies who meet requirements specified in the Senate bill that include having received an attorney general's certification that their assistance was determined to be lawful.
Ah huh.

Getting that cert should be quite a difficult undertaking in the Bush administration. Perhaps they should just use Monopoly Get-out-of-jail-free cards? Quite a compromise. Glad to see Pelosi et. al. really push the Bush administration to trade in some chips.

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