a column that he took down earlier this week at Jack Abramoff’s urging. The story gives more details on the Bush/Abramoff photos.
CEO Bruce Gordon: “Shouldn’t people involuntarily relocated outside of New Orleans be capable of voting for candidates in their hometown? We shouldn’t penalize people who were forced to relocate to temporary homes, whether in Louisiana or in cities like Houston and Atlanta.”
This morning, the New York Times reported that Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was breaking ranks with the White House and demanding that Bush’s domestic surveillance program be overseen by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court:
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Friday that he wanted the Bush administration’s domestic eavesdropping program brought under the authority of a special intelligence court, a move President Bush has argued is not necessary.
He stuck by his guns for less than 24-hours. From the AP:
[Senate Intelligence Committee's majority staff director, Bill Duhnke] Duhnke said Roberts is looking at changes within the federal law but not necessarily involving the approval of the court.
“The senator remains open to a number of legislative and oversight options,” Duhnke said Saturday.
That sounds more like the Pat Roberts we’ve come to know.