As it turns out, the mostly squishy minority in the Senate caved in the other day and confirmed one of the most ardently anti-freedom AGs in the history of the US. Although it amounted to urinating in the wind, the fine senators from WY, Barrasso and Enzi took a principled stand against this man and what he stands for. I applaud them both for taking such a stand.
My bet is, he'll find new and exciting ways to enforce the Patriot Act the previous administration could never dream about. I'll bet before too long, we'll look back at warrant-less wiretaps on international terrorist phone calls with nostalgia. I would also be willing to bet the NSA wiretapping fiasco that was part and parcel of Clinton's administration will be peanuts compared to what the Chosen One has in store for his political and ideological enemies.
He'll also find interesting ways to circumvent the Supreme Courts Heller decision. I'm betting it's gonna take a couple of court battles to get straightened out.
Yessirree, it's going to be a long 4 years under this administration.