President Bush did a press conference yesterday morning right after doing a speech the night before. He is finally On Fire and I along with other conservatives are very happy to see it. Tony Snow mentioned a couple of weeks ago that the President needed to start firing back hard and often. It looks like someone in the White House was listening. All I can say is: Woo-hoo!!! It has been so hard to hear my President be continually demonized and not fight back when the truth is on his side.
The best part of the press conference was his defense of the much-needed Patriot Act. I need to do more studying of the Patriot Act myself but here is a link to some of the myths about it. I think even some conservatives and libertarians have misconceptions about what the Patriot Act actually says.
Anyway, here is his awesome (not so subtle) message to Pelosi, Chuckie Schumer, Hillary, and Reid:
"Let me say something about the Patriot Act, if you don't mind. It is inexcusable for the United States Senate to let this Patriot Act expire. You know, there's an interesting debate in Washington, and you're part of it, that says, well, they didn't connect the dots prior to September the 11th -- "they" being not only my administration, but previous administrations. And I understand that debate. I'm not being critical of you bringing this issue up and discussing it, but there was a -- you might remember, if you take a step back, people were pretty adamant about hauling people up to testify, and wondering how come the dots weren't connected.
Well, the Patriot Act helps us connect the dots. And now the United States Senate is going to let this bill expire. Not the Senate -- a minority of senators. And I want senators from New York or Los Angeles or Las Vegas to go home and explain why these cities are safer. It is inexcusable to say, on the one hand, connect the dots, and not give us a chance to do so. We've connected the dots, or trying to connect the dots with the NSA program. And, again, I understand the press and members of the United States Congress saying, are you sure you're safeguarding civil liberties. That's a legitimate question, and an important question. And today I hope I'll help answer that. But we're connecting dots as best as we possibly can."
I just loved it. Remember that great cheer Julia Roberts does on "Pretty Woman" when she's at the horse race? That's me cheering for W.
Rush made a very good point today about the Patriot Act. If the Patriot Act is indeed not renewed and we are attacked again guess who we are going to blame? All the Dems who voted for the filibuster (except Tim Johnson & Ben Nelson--the only 2 Dems who didn't vote for the filibuster) and the list of the 4 GOP senators who joined them--Chuck Hagel, Lisa Murkowski, John Sununu and Larry Craig.