June 11, 2013
Quote of the Day
This may be a story with no heroes. A government system designed to protect the citizens starts collecting all kinds of information on people who have done nothing wrong; it gets exposed, in violation of oaths and laws, by a young man who doesn't recognize the full ramifications of his actions. The same government that will insist he's the villain will glide right past the question of how they came to trust a guy like him with our most sensitive secrets. Who within our national-security apparatus made the epic mistake of looking him over -- completing his background check and/or psychological evaluation -- and concluding, "Yup, looks like a nice kid?" -- Jim GeraghtyThe sound you hear is my falling off the Edward Snowden bandwagon. I thought Larry Kudlow was harsh last night.
This Jeffrey Toobin piece in the New Yorker (h/t Robert Tracinski) got me.
Honorable mention: the pole-dancing girlfriend -- this is just gonna get better, isn't it?
"Surely there will be villainous pirates, distracting mermaids, and tides of change in this new open water chapter of my journey," [28 year old Lindsay] Mills--who refers to Snowden as "E" and herself as a "world-traveling, pole-dancing super hero"--added. "But at the moment all I can feel is alone."Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at June 11, 2013 10:27 AM