No Time Tolouse
The Senate just re-re-authorized the PATRIOT Act, but ol' CatKilla Frist's getting kinda antsy:
Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, refused to allow more tinkering, pointing out that renewal of the 2001 law is already months overdue.
Sheesh, I didn't know terrorism operated on a schedule, Mr. CatKilla. After all, it's not like there's been any indication PATRIOT has done ANYTHING to aid The War On Whatever since it was passed.
Of course, some in the Senate don't see what the big deal about civil liberties is to begin with:
The war on terror can't wait for more debate, Republicans said.
"Civil liberties do not mean much when you are dead," Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Kentucky, told the Senate.
Duh, neither do tax cuts, right, Mr. Senator? RIGHT?