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The growing speculation is that what Comey's testimoney revealed had to do with the Bush administration's complete and total disregard for the 4th Amendment in the institution of its spying policies.Paul Kiel at TPM Muckraker has posted analysis from a TPM Reader.Marty Lederman at Balkinizatiom addresses the question "What Was "The Program" Before Goldsmith and Comey?"Laura Rozen at War and Piece expounds on her "plausible theory of what roughly might have been going on."Anonymous Liberal speculates about what policy changes were made to meet demands made by Goldsmith and Comey as conditions for reauthorizing the program.George Bush is a megalomaniac. But he's also a pathetically insecure individual, who has no capacity for any genuine introspection. He desperately seeks affirmation of his self-appointed superiorit. Which sociopath Dick Cheney is more than happy to provide, as it has elevated his authority to indulge his obsessive paranoia. Cheney relies on the premise of the Führerprinzip subscribed to by Addington and Yoo. These people genuinely believe that George Bush is The Supreme Leader, and that he answers to no one. Not to subpoenas. Not to the law. Not to the Constitution.