WASHINGTON — A vocal proponent among US Senate liberals for controversial National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance efforts says the program could be shut down, and experts are unsure how many Americans’ phone numbers have been gathered.
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota, one of the few proponents of the NSA data-collection programs among Democratic progressives, said Wednesday he is “not assuming” that lawmakers will opt to “keep the bulk collection.”
PS: Actually, Al Franken’s opinion is utterly irrelevant to me, and more or less anybody else: even when he was part of a super-majority Harry Reid never let him anywhere near the keys, shiny red buttons, or indeed anyone else. I just really enjoy the notion of telling progressives that giving Senator Franken money means giving him more opportunities to stick up for the NSA.
Hey, just because it isn’t my Devil-Figure of the Week…