THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED REPUBLICAN, PRIVACY WOULD BE DEAD — AND THEY WERE RIGHT! F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Bounds. “The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents, allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention.” Hope and change!

Alternate formulation: “They told Glenn that if he voted for McCain we’d have the FBI sifting through our data bases and our trash – and they were right!”