Meanwhile, Congress, fumbling around in the dark, appears to have stumbled across their spine, tucked away in a dark corner. They're vowing to investigate this (additional) abuse by the Bush administration and intelligence agencies. Has the Bush administration finally gone too far? Nah! Elections are coming up. Wait for the upcoming investigations into where their collective spine disappeared to.
Fortunately there is light at the end of the tunnel. The Justice Department is hot on the heels of the NSA with their inquiry into the first big eavesdropping scandal. Oh, wait! What's that I hear? Sounds like the tunnel caved in. The Justice Department has halted their investigation of the NSA's activities because the NSA won't grant the Justice Department lawyers the required security clearances to investigate the NSA. Sheesh, there's never a coup around when you need one.
Note to Secret Service personnel reading this entry: the "coup" line was a joke. A joke. As in "not serious". As in "kidding around". As in, "you should be ashamed of yourself and get a new job". (Whether that was directed at Bush or at the Secret Service personnel who've harrassed bloggers, I don't know)