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    Thursday, September 15, 2005

    Roberts Hearing Highlights: Day 4


    So, I was getting ready for class this morning, eating breakfast, etc, turned on WNYC AM820 and heard:

    DURBIN: I sent a letter to the attorney general yesterday, applauding the fact that the Justice Department had, in fact, successfully prosecuted in Massachusetts a person who had hacked in and stolen the telephone records of Paris Hilton, and I ask the Attorney General to please ask our Special Counsel in this case to take a look at the precedent of the Paris Hilton case and see if he can perhaps protect our records as much as we want to protect that poor young lady's telephone records.

    Although I actually agree with Senator Durbin's point, hasn't he learned the all-important lesson that a good argument invokes neither the Holocaust nor Paris Hilton?

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