Politics Inslee Takes the Lead
Goldstein’s been doing a great job writing about Rep. Jay Inslee’s FISA amendment. In a lovely slap at Bush, Inslee’s amendment to the pending Defense Appropriations bill said:
None of the funds made available in this Act may be expended to conduct electronic surveillance (as defined in section 101(f) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801(f)) of any United States person (as defined in section 101(i) of such Act (50 U.S.C. 1801(i)) in contravention of the provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
There’s something going on with Inslee these days. Last week, I wrote about his right-on fight for net neutrality.
Inslee has always been an on-point progressive… check out his voting record, and his ratings…but goddamn, he’s mixing it up this session.
Inslee is acting like it’s 2007 and the Democrats won. He seems to be taking a leadership role in what appears to be the first wave of attacks.