Just as there are no perfect people in the world, there are no perfect politicians. Barack Obama just lodged his first major disappointment by voting for the FISA legislation that includes immunity for telecoms who clearly broke the law in supporting Bush's wireless surveillance program.
As the AP reports:
Bowing to President Bush's demands, the Senate sent the White House a bill Wednesday overhauling bitterly disputed rules on secret government eavesdropping and shielding telecommunications companies from lawsuits complaining they helped the U.S. spy on Americans.
So, once again this lame duck, incredibly unpopular President gets his way and not even Barack Obama can argue with him.
Interestingly, John McCain was absent...again.