- Future American lawyers to be proud of.
- Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students
at Georgetown Law School today, justifying illegal, unauthorized surveilance
of US citizens, but during the course of his speech the students in class
did something pretty ballsy and brave. They got up from their seats and
turned their backs to him.
- To make matters worse for Gonzales, additional
students came into the room, wearing black cowls and carrying a simple
banner, written on a sheet.
- Fortunately for him, it was a brief speech...
followed by a panel discussion that basically ripped his argument in half.
- And, as one of the people on the panel
- "When you're a law student, they
tell you that if you can't argue the law, argue the facts. They also
tell you if you can't argue the facts, argue the law. If you can't
argue either, apparently, the solution is to go on a public relations offensive
and make it a political issue... to say over and over again "it's
lawful", and to think that the American people will somehow come to
believe this if we say it often enough.
- In light of this, I'm proud of the very
civil civil disobedience that was shown here today."