Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Even Grover Can Get One Right

It's hard to believe, but Grover Norquist has sided with the good guys in the fight against renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act. Here's what he says, according to Newhouse News:
"The government always asks for too much power after a crisis," said Grover
Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and an influential White House
ally who has broken ranks on the Patriot Act. "There's no shame in saying, `We
asked for too much and now we're giving some back.' Then the message isn't, `The
Bush administration overreached,' but, `All administrations overreach.' It makes
them more credible."

Norquist's allies in this battle? The American Civil Liberties Union, the American Conservative Union and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Maybe there is just a little bit of hope for everyone.