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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Ohio's DeWine: "Legalize it!"

Think Progress has a new angle on the NSA story: the White House is getting behind plans to legalize wiretapping that was previously illegal. Here's what the Ohio senator had to say about his proposed legislation:

"You know,theres been some controversy about whether or not this program is legal or not legal. I think we need to get beyond that. And the vast majority of American people believe these calls need to be listened to. But we don’t want to have any kind of debate about whether it’s constitutional or not constitutional. So I think we need to put that beyond us."

Funny how he doesn't make any claim that the program is legal in the first place. Instead, it just begs the question-- if, as the White House loves to claim, there's nothing illegal taking place, why would there be any need for this legislation?