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New Verizon Slogan: “Can They Hear Me Now?” Fallout from Verizon’s collection of customer phone records continues, and Jim Galloway notes two distinct reactions from Republicans: Soon-to-be-former US Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Oceania) says “…This is nothing particularly new. This has been going on for seven years under the auspices of the FISA authority and every member of the United States Senate has been advised of this.” But soon-to-be Congressman Barry Loudermilk (R-Possibly) thinks differently: “It’s shocking, unconstitutional and completely unacceptable.” Former and soon-to-be-again Congressman Bob Barr (R-1998) also blasted the “dragnet surveillance.”
Related: Soon-to-be Congresswoman Donna Sheldon (R-Opportunity) would like $10 (or more) to “help [her] fight back against this federal aggression on our Constitutional rights.” Link here, if you’re so inclined.
There Shall Be Candidates And Anonymous Rumors Of Candidates. An anonymous tip to the Peach Pundit tip line suggests PSC Commissioner Tim Echols is pondering a run for Congress in the 10th. Indeed, someone set up a Facebook page in support of the effort back in April. That sound you hear is already-announced candidate Jody Hice wrapping his head in duct tape to keep it from exploding. Echols would surely cut into Hice’s support from religious conservatives.