VICTORY cigarette, anyone?

Our beloved John Ashcroft is touring the country to campaign for the PATRIOT Act, extolling it’s virtues in protecting us from terrorism. Why campaign for an act already enacted, you ask? Not only would he like to extend it, but soon we’ll see the new, improved VICTORY Act which elevates his power to that of a full-fledged police state. (There’s no little irony that Victory is the brand of choice in Orwell’s 1984.)

Angry? Then do what I did and oppose the VICTORY Act before it even has a chance to rear its ugly head. It’s an online petition, yes, but it’s one that has the Dean campaign behind it, so it’ll get press.