Friday, December 30, 2005

Hugh Hewitt wraps up the 2005 political season

In a nice wrapup of the 2005 political season, Hugh Hewitt is joined by Mark Steyn, Fred Barnes, and other notables for a memorable fire-side chat. Or, perhaps, just a chat. In any case, Radioblogger has the transcript, which is more enlightening than shining a halogen maglite into a coal mine.

HH: Mark Steyn, what about the attempt by Democrats to turn the president's ordering of surveillance of al Qaeda communicating with their American agents into the Nixon plumbers, part 2?

MS: ...I think Rasmussen had a poll a day or two ago showing that 2/3rd of Americans believed that [the] National Security Agency should be allowed to intercept phone conversations between terrorist cells in other countries and people living in the United States. And the idea that the Democrats can go to the country and say oh, it's outrageous that this Achmed in Hamburg was calling a number in Virginia and New Jersey, and the government was listening in on the conversations. That is simply not going to play... the president has essentially become like one of these sort of creatures in a horror movie where the Democrats pump evermore ineffectual bullets into him, over Katrina, over Abu Ghraib, and now over this thing. And none of them resonate with the broader public...

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