Understatement of the day

Presidents should be careful when they violate the Constitution.

By Tim Grieve

Published December 22, 2005 2:58PM (EST)

Former Republican Sen. Warren Rudman on news that George W. Bush authorized warrantless spying on American citizens: "It seems to me that if you're the president, you have to proceed with great caution when you do anything that flies in the face of the Constitution."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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