In ads, pol promises to sue Dubya over wiretapping

Because of their brevity, political ads often produce great lines, and New York state attorney general candidate Sean Patrick Maloney is using one in an online spot that might stick. The Democrat vows, if elected, to sue the federal government over President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping of U.S. telecommunications based on a New York law prohibiting the practice.The tagline: “You know, the Founding Fathers didn’t trust George Washington with unlimited power. Why should we trust George Bush?"

—Posted by Richard Williamson