"The President and his allies in Congress are playing politics with national security, and that's wrong. Nobody is above the law and telecom companies who engaged in illegal surveillance should be held accountable, not given retroactive immunity. I flatly oppose giving these companies an out for cooperating with Alberto Gonzalez on short-circuiting the FISA courts and the rule of law."
Bill Foster, Democratic Candidate in IL-14 March 8th Special Election
I criticized Foster on his attraction to the Blue Dogs as fiscally responsible (and this statement on the beauty of bipartisanship), but I was quite open-minded about his candidacy. He's running on Iraq, as a Democrat, Scientist, and Businessman, and he's against immunity for telecom companies. I hope he doesn't become a Blue Dog, but overall I'm pretty happy that he's got a shot and if you're in the area you should volunteer and help out his campaign. At the very least he'll be another good vote on FISA, and he might be pretty progressive in Congress. I mean he's a scientist.