Wednesday, January 9, 2008

O Rly?

During the New Hampshire Democratic debates Hillary Clinton lobbed a number of distorted attacks at Barack Obama, not the least of which was her claim that he flip-flopped on his opposition to the Patriot Act.

Sarah Lai Stirland debunks this over at the Wired Blog Network:

"I spent the entire year of 2005, and part of 2006 covering the blow-by-blow re-authorization of the PATRIOT Act. The reality is that Obama wasn't in the senate in 2001, and then when he was, he was one of of a small band of senators who actually jumped in at the last minute to oppose the re-authorization of the legislation without more checks in what was a pretty bad bill that sought to remove what was left of the existing checks against abuses of the government's investigative powers."

The entire article is here.

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