It has been widely noted that President Bush landed four punches today, with his challenges to “Senators from New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles” filibustering the Patriot Act. Awkwardly phrased though it was, everybody knew what it meant. Those cities are widely acknowledged terror targets, and Senators Schumer, Reid, Boxer, and Feinstein will have to answer for their filibuster if any attack on those cities succeeds.
There’s another less-noticed…well, can I say “bitch slap”? The Prez told a story about how the government used to track Osama bin Laden because he used “a certain type of phone.” And then somebody leaked that fact, and Osama bin Laden stopped using that kind of phone. I imagine the cheeks of a certain Senator, nicknamed “Leaky” by Rush, were burning.
Patrick Leahy has also been called “the meanest man in the Senate.” Let’s see if he tries to get even.
Bravo, Dubya! Bravo!