Yep, It's a Marriage Between Gov't and Corporations
Sen. Specter is threatening to subpoena phone company executives about the eavesdropping they're doing for the President.
But the phone companies are telling the Senate that they don't have to testify. Phone companies. A non-governmental entity telling the co-equal branch of government that it doesn't get classified government information so it can do its constitutionally mandated job of oversight. As if the phone companies are co-equal branches of government.
Actually, I think this is a better analogy: The Legislature and the Executive are married, co-equal partners in government. But the Executive is having a fling with corporations. The Legislature is telling the corporate whore to get out of the marital bed, and the corporations are telling the Legislature to "get lost, bitch. It's not my fault you can't please your man. Anyway, you weren't so uptight when I was goin' down on you."
Hey, Senate. Time to grow some claws and pull some hair. Kick that bitch to the curb.