And yet, here we are, in black and white.
Bush defends eavesdropping, pushes Patriot Act - Yahoo! News
"President George W. Bush defended a secret order he signed allowing for eavesdropping on people in the United States, as he fought on Saturday for the renewal of the anti-terror USA Patriot Act."
This administration has lost its collective shit-for-brains mind. Rove must be so busy prepping for his frog-march that Bush is in charge of message framing.
The only thing conservatives are good at is "framing" the conversation (lying.) Rove would not normally let "spying" and "Patriot Act" appear in the same sentence, because therein lies truth. And now we have the Bushies laying it out in a live radio address.
Bush is so far gone now, any pre-text about that goddam piece of paper are out the window.
[Bush] He insisted his role as commander-in-chief gave him the authority to allow the surveillance. "He is a president, not a king," [Feingold said.]