Bush to Seek Cabinet-Level Domestic Security Office: "The president’s speech, at least in part, appears intended to deflect some of the attention from the security hearings on Capitol Hill, where the administration has come under criticism from some members of Congress. The president will speak to the people barely an hour after the evening news programs carry reports about the Senate hearings into security breakdowns before the Sept. 11 attacks."
I think that speaks for itself. But let me add this: when I see the power grabbing going on by the Bush Administration, I have to ask myself how similar these trends are to the ones when McCarthy started his power-grab back in the 50s. Something feels very wrong about what is going on and I am not alone in worrying about it.