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"Democratic Strategists" Bob Beckel and Pat Caddell Think Bush's Violation Of Wiretapping Law No Big Deal

Reported by Ellen - January 28, 2006

As I have repeatedly noted, "Democratic strategist" Bob Beckel's main strategy during his three-day stint as Alan Colmes' substitute was to ingratiate himself with the FOX News conservatives. Last night (1/27/06), Beckel was joined by another "Democratic Strategist," Pat Caddell, a pollster who has distinguished himself by having an unusual zest for attacking Democrats. Not surprisingly, they agreed that Bush's warrantless wiretapping of Americans was something other Democrats should just get over.

Beckel said, "I happen to believe that this - as much as I think that George Bush broke the law about the wiretapping that it is not an issue that we should dwell on too long as a party. That when we get into a national security fight, as we get near this midterm election, that ain't our sandbox. Is that your feeling?"

Caddell replied, "That's exactly right. I mean, I'm upset about it to some extent but I mean people are basically - you know, you've got almost half the country saying they're willing to have their own phones tapped for security reasons." Interesting that he didn't even mention that it isn't the phonetapping that most people object to, it's the warrantless phonetapping.

Comment: If these two guys are against making an issue out of it, it's got to be worth doing.

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