For whatever political reasoning he's using, this is the right way to set the stage for bi-partisan and rational legislating.
Bye-Bye to Secret Spy Program?
By Liz Halloran Wed Nov 22, 7:19 PM ET
Republicans who limped back to Washington for a lame duck congressional session last week found a host of marching orders from President Bush, but perhaps none more urgent than this: Before Democrats take control of Congress in January, they must pass legislation authorizing the National Security Agency's domestic eavesdropping program.
His plea for a legislative stamp of approval on the controversial spy effort is an important priority in the war on terror," Bush said. The response: deafening silence. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist quickly dispatched aides to put out the word on Bush's request: Not gonna happen.
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* Via Blue Girl ala either TC or Dean. (???)