There is a small, but fascinating. drama that is to play out in the nation's capital today.
Before sunset, the Senate resumes its' debate, and possible vote, on the Protect America Act, the FISA Bill that the Bush Grindhouse wants, the one that will give immunity to the telecommunications companies that went along with them in breaking the law.
After sunset, the Lame Duck Commander Guy will take to the podium, before a joint session of Congress, and deliver his final (Thank God!) State of the Union address.
Whether he crows, or carps, all depends on what happens in the Senate.
No doubt the Stepford Republicans will continue to block, and otherwise attempt to bully through what the Bush Grindhouse wants.
They, along with the Bush Grindhouse will be laying down the vibe - as they have all along - of fearmongering, claiming the Democrats will get us killed while they, thumping their chests, are the protectors.
Trust us, we'll take care of you ...
So, Harry Reid, and all you other Democrats, here's your ammunition.
Over 935 times (and that's just a couple of years) on the threats to the country, to justify his preemptive, colossal mistake, in taking us into Iraq.
While we have all known this, it was documented last week... And with a searchable database, in case you want to cherry pick some of the juicy lies.
But wait, there's more bullets.
Why not force the Stepford Republican to explain, and justify, The Commander Guy's giving up on capturing Osama bin Laden?
Have them explain the need to continue this illegal wiretapping program, and the need to give immunity, because, if the bill isn't passed, the terrorists are going to come and get us.
Have him explain how his illegal wiretapping is only capturing the conversation of terrorists, and not American citizens.
Point out, that their fearless leader has already given up ... That he's content to pass it along to the next president, the justice due Osama bin Laden.
So much for the Republican being our protectors.
The Commander Guy has indicated he will veto the bill, if it is not exactly how it wants it.
Let'em veto it! ... Let'em go out, and continue his lying, for he is the Emperor with no clothes! ...
Perhaps, someone, like Senator Feingold, or Senator Whitehouse, can read into the record the Bush Lying Report.
Let's have Senator Kennedy, or Senator Boxer read into the record the interview in which The Commander Guy says he's passing Osama bin Laden onto the next administration.
Let's hear from Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, on how he was wiretapped, and threatened.
The New England Patriots landed in Arizona last night, to fight for the Super Bowl.
It long past due that few patriots stand up and fight in Congress.
For all you Senators, vote against the bill, deny the immunity and let The Commander Guy piss-and-moan his way out the door in less than a year!
Protect America ... Yes, indeed ... Protect us, please!
Bonus Must Reads
Glenn Greenwald: What's at stake today in the Senate's FISA filibuster vote
Paul Kiel/TPMmuckracker: Today's Must Read