For Thee, Not For Me.
Oh, the irony is delicious, is it not? It's tastier than a cinnamon roll or steak and eggs on this fine, sunny morning.
According to CQ.com, Jane Harman, the "Democratic" congresswoman who spearheaded the wildly popular HR 1955, the Violent Radicalization Bill that targeted bloggers as potential terrorists, the same Jane Harman who was cut some slack by Alberto Gonzales, the Che Guevara of Attorney Generals, so he could get her support for warrantless wiretapping...
...is herself now the subject of an NSA wiretap that caught her having a conversation with an AIPAC lobbyist. The alleged conversation on the audiotape captures Harman herself cutting a very inappropriate deal with this AIPAC lobbyist.
Harman obviously didn't know about the wiretap because just prior to hanging up, she was recorded having said, "This conversation doesn't exist."
Oh yes it does, you shrivelled bitch, you enemy of the first and fourth amendments. How does it feel?
Harman's denials of any wrongdoing and appealing to Attorney General Eric Holder to release the transcripts are already beginning to sound wearisomely familiar. It brings to mind a belligerent Ted Stevens denying even being convicted after he was convicted. It makes me think of Rod Blagojevich eager to clear his name despite the fact that his own audiotapes plainly revealed him to be this century's answer to Boss Tweed.
Jane Harman is an enemy of democracy, period, as are the 404 douchebags in the House who'd actually voted for her HR 1955 that could, theoretically, have bloggers picked up on the streets and whisked into vans. Jane Harman did nothing substantial whatsoever to stand in George W. Bush's way and even enabled him in his King Lear lunacies. She is Joe Lieberman in drag, plain and simple.
Now she's getting spoon-fed a dose of her own medicine while allegedly making crooked deals with AIPAC lobbyists but suddenly the rules don't apply to her personally. For thee, not for me, thank you.
Bullshit and fuck you, Harman. And I'll say it even louder into the mic, if you'd like.