You probably remember--I know I do--the news a few weeks ago that the government, through the National Security Agency, was tapping every telephone in America.
The President already knew, of course. I could imagine him listening to cozy clips of an evening--a love affair, a stock tip, whatever. But maybe he got bored.
Now, the Washington Post reports, the president is going to ask Congress to pass a bill which would limit his own (well, the NSA's ) authority to tap.
(Pardon me for a moment while I recover from the thought of asking Congress to pass anything!)
Couldn't he just do it himself? He seems to think not. Meanwhile, the taps are tapping. Isn't this a funny place?