November 25, 2002
Soon-to-be ex Congressmen Bob Barr
Soon-to-be ex Congressmen Bob Barr (R-GA) and Dick Armey (R-TX) have been hired by the ACLU to consult on privacy, surveillance, and national security issues. I'm sure they'll be keeping an eye on TIA's progress.
UPDATE: In a USA Today story, the ACLU is taking a pragmatic political approach by hiring Barr and Armey. Realizing Republicans may be in power for some time Laura Murphy said, "We have to be realistic about what party's in power. If we're going to affect federal policy . . . we have to have access."