No Civil Liberties If You’re Dead

Oddjob pointed to this post at Talking Points Memo, which reports that Senator Pat “Big Girl” Roberts said during Michael Hayden’s confirmation hearing, “I am a strong supporter of the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment and civil liberties, but you have no civil liberties if you are dead."

I guess I’m just not going ape about what a huge story this is because I remembered that he’s said the exact same thing before. February 3: “You really don't have any civil liberties if you're dead.” It’s sort of his catch phrase. His “Shut your stinking trap!” if he were Skank. (Shout-out to fans of the old Ben Stiller show.)

Yeah, it’s alarming and stupid and all that, but I honestly don't have the energy to go apeshit every time Roberts shows a total disregard for our rights with the same stupid comment. File this under: SNAFU.

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