More on Al Gore
Via The Raw Story, Al Gore has recently responded to charges by the White House of being a hypocrite. Here’s an exerp:
Second, the Attorney General’s attempt to cite a previous administration’s activity as precedent for theirs – even though factually wrong – ironically demonstrates another reason why we must be so vigilant about their brazen disregard for the law. If unchecked, their behavior would serve as a precedent to encourage future presidents to claim these same powers, which many legal experts in both parties believe are clearly illegal.
This guy has a colossal amount of chutzpah. I can’t believe he almost became President of the United States!
So in his view, the Bush Administration should do as Al Gore says, not as he and Clinton have done in the past? Or never mind what Jamie Gorelick said in the past about warrantless searches being acceptable for Bill Clinton. For that matter, what about the “Clipper” Project?
In 1993 Al Gore was charged by then President Bill Clinton to run the “Clipper” project. Clipper was a special chip designed by the National Security Agency (NSA) to be built into all phones, computers and fax machines. Not only would Clipper provide scrambled security, it also contained a special “exploitable feature” enabling the NSA to monitor all phone calls without a court order.
In 1993, VP Al Gore went to work with a top secret group of Clinton advisers, called the IWG or Interagency Working Group, and delivered a report on the Clipper project.
So Gore would have people ignore all the surveillance done when he and Bill Clinton were in office. But G-d forbid President Bush nominates a conservative for the position of Supreme Court Justice. Then the Democrats get all hysterical about “stare decis.”
Then it’s all about precedent, precedent, precedent!