L'ETAT, C'EST TOI
Lucianne Goldberg is highlighting this quote from yesterday's Ashcroft testimony on her Web site:
"We have been aggressive. We have been tough. And we have suffered no small amount of criticism for our tough tactics. We accept this criticism for what it is: the price we are privileged to pay for our liberty."
Notice something weird about this? Almost imperceptibly, Ashcroft shifts what he means by "we" from "we in the Bush administration" to " we, the people of the United States of America" -- as if they're the same thing.