So late last year, Senator Reid went to war against Senator Dodd on FISA. Then, earlier this year, he helped to orchestrate the passage of FISA legislation (in the Senate only) that contained retroactive immunity for the telecoms.
And now, this:
“I am not going to vote for the FISA bill,” said the Nevada Democrat. “There are people, Mr. President, who have worked on this FISA matter for three months or more and again the administration worked with them. Did they, on the FISA bill, move enough to make me vote for the bill? The answer is no.”
I’ve been studying politics for most of my life. And I still can’t grasp the strategy of stuff like this.