We Tried To Warn You

Ummmm…Sen. Feinstein, you voted for the PATRIOT ACT twice. I agree that the Bush Administration’s mass-firing of federal prosecutors is an egregious abuse of power, but you and the rest of your timid colleagues are the ones who have allowed the President to consolidate power. To your credit, you’ve introduced a bill to change the PATRIOT ACT provision regarding the method by which interim appointments are made for U.S. attorneys, but isn’t the real issue here that the President has the power to purge ideological “enemies” from office at a whim?