This morning while watching the Channel 8 news, a Nancy Johnson commercial appeared. I watched it with disbelief...how stupid does she think people are? Apparently she's trying to tap into that vast reservoir of "low-information voters" that former Lieberman campaign operative Sean Smith was referring to.
Here's the text of the ad:
A call is placed from New York to a known terrorist in Pakistan. A terrorist plot may be unfolding. Should the government intercept that call, or wait until the paperwork is filed? Nancy Johnson says act immediately, lives may be at stake.Fair enough. Of course we should act immediately. We don't want this guy to get away. So far I'm following you, Nancy.
Liberal Chris Murphy says No, apply for a court warrant even if valuable time is lost.Here is where Nancy misleads the people. The FISA law clearly states that the government can tap communications between a person in the United States and a foreign nation for up to 72 hours before applying for an order to continue surveillance.
In the entire time the law has been in effect, there have been only FOUR instances of the order being denied, out of THOUSANDS. If you show up with a tape that has a known terrorist in Pakistan on it, your application WILL be approved.
Everybody needs to remember that the REASON the Bush administration DOESN'T want any oversight on surveillance is so they can watch ANYONE they want! Something tells me it ain't just the big bad terrists they're keeping an eye on!
Smarten up, Nancy....stop with the LIES.
Support Chris Murphy for Congress, Democrat in the 5th District.
UPDATE: The anti-Nancy blog No More Nancy has an even MORE detailed deconstruction of the ad. It's "Must See TV!".
And you can watch Nancy Johnson's vile ad in it's entirety right here.