Chimpy McPresident had a temper tantrum as Congress failed to rubber-stamp his changes to FISA. Having taken more vacations than any other president, he threatened to reel Congress back in from its recess it they didn't give him what he wanted. Firstly, FISA was a bad idea to begin with. the very notion of a secret court is inimical to the system of justice laid out in the Constitution. The expanded powers Bush wants in this "update" serve no purpose beyond further concentrating power in the hands of the executive branch and further undermining the Constitution. This "update" would give Alberto Gonzalez the final say in the review of the individual applications of FISA, and given his record, he can't be trusted to do anything more than kiss Chimpy's ass and do whatever he's ordered to do. It is interesting to note that when trouble started brewing over this issue there was a warning issued that Al Qaeda was, somehow, threatening Washington. The curious timing of this warning seems to have less to do with national security than attempting to stampede Congress into an ill-conceived and hastily crafted piece of legislation that serves no one but the Bush Administration in its ongoing attempts to forge a unitary executive and relegate the Legislative and Judicial branches to the status of advisors rather than co-equals, as was laid out in the Constitution. My suggestion to Congress, if any there still have a shred of integrity or a backbone, would be for them to tell the President what Dick Cheney told Patrick Leahey to do, and leave Washington until September. We'd all be better off of they stayed home anyways.