(Satire)(2005-12-23) — Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, in an op-ed piece in today’s Washington Post, wrote that Democrats in Congress never authorized NSA surveillance of terrorist communications with U.S. residents, and he would not have approved a document the Bush administration has used as its justification for the wiretaps — the U.S. Constitution.

“When I was in Congress, the Constitution never came up for a vote,” Mr. Daschle wrote, “and if it had, Article II never would have made it out of committee.”

The former Democrat Senator noted that during his term of office, his party “would not have granted the militaristic title ‘Commander-in-Chief’ to the president, because it makes it sound like he’s in charge of the armed forces and has responsibility to defend the country against all enemies foreign and domestic.”” — Scott Ott / Scrapple

Does anyone have any thoughts on this beltway comedy? Any estimates on how long it will take before Pelosi and company suggest presidential impeachment?