Unlike a stopped clock, Senator Paul is not always right twice a day. Some days, it’s only once (if at all). And when he IS right, it’s usually for a fraction of a second. But when it comes to Shrubya’s bastard offspring “Patriot Act”, a grudging acknowledgement of correctness is due the man: his opposition is a very good thing indeed.

KY Senator AynRand Paul is wrong on pretty much everything else: taxation, the social contract, women’s rights, fiscal policy, energy, and so on. But for this one nanosecond, he’s right. It’s time our government stopped treating each and every American as a potential terrorist (which is what the Patriot Act’s bulk data collection program does).

So kudos to Senator Paul. He’s almost never right, but he is in this case.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky