Instead of actually performing as a watchdog over Bush’s already out‐of‐control domestic spies, [Ranking Democrat on Senate Intelligence Committee Jay] Rockefeller spent most of his time hiding under his desk, issuing secret letters of “protest” that he showed to no one, and which — astoundingly! — had no effect. His excuse, of course, was that he feared revealing critical “national security” information. But as people who actually know what they’re talking about have pointed out, Rockefeller blew it HUGE, failing to understand the constitutional imperative of speaking out, and the protections available to him in doing so. He is a stone moron, and it will cost you your freedom some day very soon.