Sunday, October 29, 2006

Another sign that they are afraid

From The Washington Post:

The American Civil Liberties Union has dropped a three-year-old lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the USA Patriot Act, months after Congress rewrote parts of the law.

The ACLU said Friday it is withdrawing the lawsuit because of "improvements to the law."

"While the reauthorized Patriot Act is far from perfect, we succeeded in stemming the damage from some of the Bush administration's most reckless policies," Ann Beeson, the New York-based associate legal director of the ACLU, said in a written statement.

Translating from liberal-speak into honest English:

In the closing days of an election cycle in which we have seen Democrat hopes for regaining power in the House and Senate go from what looked like a sure thing to what now appears to be a lost cause we do not wish to have one of the most important reasons why people who do not hate the United States can never dare to entrust the government of this country to the left hanging out there in front of the public's eyes.