Sigh. Drudge excitedly hypes a new Dick Morris column about the spy story.
Politically, the left is making a big mistake in focusing on the issue. Bush is well-served by bringing the terrorism debate home. Isolationists — about 40 percent of the nation, divided between the two parties — will not back him on a war in Iraq but sure will support him against attempts to handcuff homeland security in the name of privacy or civil liberties.
At some point, Mrs. Clinton may feel Pirro gaining on them and wonder if it is worth the battle.
If Pirro posts some early gains, particularly upstate, where it is cheap to do early advertising, Hillary and Bill may read the handwriting on the wall and she may pull out of the race.
Well then. I herby predict that
– Democrats will use the NSA/Patriot act issues to propel themselves to huge wins in 2006
– The next great presidential race will be between Dennis Kucinich and Tom Tancredo.