The Administration as Child
Blaming the New York Times for making public a story about the administration's clandestine abuse of our right to privacy is like blaming the conscientious teacher for catching a student cheating on a test. Of course the conniving student is angry. Of course the student will react with accusation. Of course the student will try to re-frame the story. Bottom line: the student, and the Bush administration, lash out in defense because they got caught. Anyone with children will recognize that this administration has the personality of a spoiled, insolent child who is unaccostomed to a life of discipline and respect for others.