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    Tuesday, June 24, 2008

    FISA doublespeak

    "To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies."
    -Bill Burton, Obama Campaign spokesman
    October 24, 2007

    "There is also little doubt that the Bush Administration, with the cooperation of major telecommunications companies, has abused that authority... But given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay. So I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as President, I will carefully monitor the program"
    -Sen. Obama, speaking after the passage of the bill
    June 20, 2008

    "He has talked repeatedly about making sure somebody watches the watchers. I don’t think you should necessarily trust an Obama Administration anymore than you should trust a Bush Administration or a McCain Administration."
    -Robert Gibbs, Obama Spokesman
    June 23, 2008

    So, just to keep everything straight....Obama promised to filibuster something, but didn't. He believes that President Bush broke the law on FISA, and promises that as President, he won't do that....but his Spokesman says he's no more trustworthy than Bush. Is that right?

    Jim Geraghty over at National Review recognizes the contradiction here, too

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