Gosh, what a remarkable coinkydink. This morning, Roll Call comes out with this story:
Specifically,Republicans are planning to use the kidnapping and subsequent murder ofthree U.S. soldiers in Iraq earlier this year to put a "human face" onthe issue, the House staffer explained. According to this aide, whileDemocrats’ arguments about privacy may resonate with some voters,Republicans believe using real-world examples of how a weak FISA hasput U.S. troops in danger will help galvanize public support for theirposition.
"We’recontent to have the Democrats make these abstract and obtuse privacyarguments," the aide said. "As long as we make this debate … aboutreal world, human examples," Republicans believe they can maintainparty discipline on Bush’s veto and effectively fight Democrats in thepublic arena.
And on the very same day, Murdoch’s rag comes out with this story.