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Harman’s Wiretap Woes and the AIPAC Clique
By Marcy Winograd
How ironic that I made my decision to challenge Jane Harman in 2006 after watching her Meet the Press interview in which she lambasted the New York Times for breaking the story about the Bush administration’s massive illegal wiretapping. “Oh my God,” I told my husband, who was doing Sunday sit-ups in front of the television set, “this woman needs to be challenged — on the wiretaps, on the war, and on her collusion with the Bush mob.”
By the time I poured my coffee and cranked up my cell phone, I was off and running, campaigning as an insurgent Democratic Party peace candidate in the 36th congressional district.
Now we see another page in the script, if we believe reporter Jeff Stein that Harman’s sycophantic defense of the FISA violations was part of the deal: she, in return for then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ help in halting an FBI investigation into Harman’s deal-making with American Israeli Public Affairs Committee would do her best to defend and deflect attention from the illegal wiretaps. The fact that Harman, herself, was wiretapped, perhaps with good reason, is simply serendipitous poetry.